The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

“Lena Delta”

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“Lena Delta” – a resource reserve, created by decree of the government of the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia in 1996 to reduce the anthropogenic pressure on the Ust-Lenskiy Natural Reserve. The area is 5,932 ha. It is a subdivision of the state Ust-Lenskiy Nature Reserve. It consists of two zones – a zone of licensed withdrawal of biological resources (a protected buffer zone) 1,050,000 ha in area and a zone of traditional use of natural resources 4,882,000 ha in area, which includes the Vostochnyi (east) area (the eastern part of the delta of the Lena, 150,000 ha), Tuor-Sis area (the ridge of Tuor-Sis to the river of Ukta in the south, 217,000 ha), and the New Siberian Islands area (3,500,000 ha).

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