CURATIVE AND HEALTH-IMPROVEMENT LOCALITIES AND RESORTS
The first curative and health-improvement locality appeared in Primorye
only in 1997, and is not shown in the map. It includes Expeditsiya Inlet,
Khassan Region, and its neighborhood (watershed basin). This is due to
the presence in the inlet of marine silt sulfide mud with balneological
properties surpassing similar mud of Sadgorod resort. The territory is
suitable for organizing treatment and prevention of diseases, and also
Primorye has two resorts, one at Sadgorod, Vladivostok, on the basis of mud deposits, and one at Shmakovka, Kirov District, on the basis of cold carbonate mineral springs. These territories, reserved for creation of extra-protected natural ranges as most valuable for preservation of biological diversity and in ethnic and cultural respect, are not numbered in the map.
Their respective ecological significance is cited in the long-term Program for Nature Protection and Rational Use of the Natural Resources of Primorye Till the Year 2005.
Yu. BERSENEV, State Committee for Environment
Conservation of Primorye Territory.