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Arctic: today and the future

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Scientists will find out the size of the ivory gull population in the Russian Arctic

16.07.2019

Scientists will find out the size of the ivory gull population in the Russian Arctic

Scientists will determine the size of the ivory gull population in the Russian part of the Arctic during a helicopter expedition, which began on Monday from Khatanga in the Taimyr Dolgan-Nenets district of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.

The works were planned for two years in order to conduct counts in all the territories inhabited by the ivory gull.

In Russia, the project is carried out in the framework of the Russian-Norwegian environmental cooperation in coordination with the circumpolar group on seabirds CAFF (CAFF is working group for the preservation of Arctic flora and fauna) of the Arctic Council. Researchers will count on the islands of the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago and islands of the northeast Kara Sea, including the Ushakov, Uyedineniya islands and others.

The ivory gull is considered to be the same symbol of the Arctic as the polar bear. It never leaves high latitudes, sticking to the edge of drifting ice, where it produces food. The last time in Russia the counting of ivory gulls was carried out in 2006.


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