A new variant of borders of Messoyakha wildlife reserve will be approved within the public hearings
10:46 16 сентября 2014
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The public hearings about changing of borders of Messoyakha wildlife reserve will take place in Tazovskiy district on the 18th of September. Oil workers started speaking about it a year ago. Since then the branch «Messoyakha» of the company «Gazprom Neft-Razvitie» is searching for a compromise: how to research subsoil of the state wildlife reserve without doing harm to it.
According to the information of the Studio «Fact», in order to minimize risks of breaking the unique ecological system of the main water artery in the wildlife reserve, oil workers reviewed geological plans and refused to drill wells near the Messoyakha River. If last year the talk was about the necessity to cut more than 40 thousand hectares of the wildlife reserve, this year work will be conducted on smaller area. The floodplain will stay untouched.
Besides, the wildlife reserve will receive new territories, which were not included into it before. It makes 28 thousand and 500 hectares. Thus, the buffer area in 5-7 kilometers will be created along the banks of the Messoyakha River. It will be forbidden to fulfill production activity here.
Research work on the territory of the wildlife reserve is calculated for 3-4 years. If hydrocarbon extraction is unprofitable, oil workers will bring the lands back into the protected natural territory.