A bone and a tooth of a mammoth were found on the Taz Peninsula
11:32 5 июля 2019
Категории: News in English
A bone and a tooth of a mammoth were found during the expedition of the Children’s ecological station on study of fauna of the Taz Peninsula. Now the trophies will become specimens of the paleontological exposition.
The expedition was organized with financial support of the company “Gazprom dobycha Yamburg”. In total the enthusiasts overcame about 90 kilometers of hiking routes and 200 kilometers of boat routes, they explored banks of rivers and adjoining territories.
One of the goals set by the participants was to study the number, distribution and habitats of birds and mammals on the territory of Yamburgskoye field. They found about 40 species of birds and 3 species of mammals, including nesting places of the red-breasted goose and the white-tailed eagle — these birds are listed in the Red Book of Russia. Discovery of the arctic goose — the lesser white-fronted goose was another great success. This is a species on the verge of extinction.
As the participants of the expedition note, the discovery of the rare red book species of birds on the territory of production activity of “Gazprom dobycha Yamburg” indicates correct environmental policy of the company.
The collected materials will be not only the basis for research work of the pupils and study of fauna of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, but also will help to draw conclusions about influence of human activity on fauna of the peninsula.
It should be noted that this is the second such expedition organized with financial support of “Gazprom dobycha Yamburg”. According to the information given to the news agency “Sever-Press” in the service on public relations and communication with mass media of “Gazprom dobycha Yamburg”, the first one took place in June-July of 2017. The work “Study of the animal world in Yamburgskoye oil, gas, condensate field and the Poylovoyakha River basin” prepared by the participants by the results of the event became the winner of the international project “Ecological culture. Peace and Harmony” in 2019.