Kamchatka Government Moves to Protect Watersheds

Called by Andrei Klimenko, a director at the Wild Salmon Center, an unusual “precedent” in salmon protection, local Russian government is pushing for careful management of the watersheds that shelter all 6 native species of Pacific salmon on this eastern Russian peninsula. “Encompassing nine entire rivers and 2.4 million hectares, or more than six million acres, the protected watersheds would exceed the scale of many renowned preserved areas in the United States. Together they would be more than twice the size of Yellowstone National Park in the United States.” C. J. Chivers in the International Herald Tribune. (Thanks to reader Tony Lim for this link.)

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