Natural Parks

Khasan Natural Park

South Primorye Natural Park

Vladivostok Natural Park

    Natural parks are nature protection recreational institutions managed by the administration of Primorye. Their territories (water areas) include natural complexes and facilities with significant ecological and esthetic value and are designed for nature protection, educational and recreational purposes.
    At present, there is only one natural park on the territory of Primorye. At the same time, in conformity with the recommendations of the Long-Term Program for Nature Protection and  Rational Use of the Natural Resources of Primorye till the year 2005, appropriate ecological and economical substantiation for two more natural parks, the South Primorye and Vladivostok parks, have been provided and are currently in the stage of endorsement.
    Researchers of the Institute of Marine Biology, Far East Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, have developed an ecological and economical substantiation for a Marine natural park that would include the Empress Eugenia archipelago, the island of Askold and adjacent waters.

 Yu. BERSENEV, State Committee for Environment Conservation of Primorye Territory.