Tag: RU – Volcanoes of Kamchatka

UNESCO World Heritage Sites under threat; Deutsche Welle

Photo: Alexei Maishev

The World Heritage Committee continually reviews whether certain sites deserve to keep their title. Some fail the test, ending up on the so-called red list. This time, the future of some important places is on the line.

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Journey to the bears in the Kronotsky Reserve, Kamchatka; Sergey Semenov, Sergey Shandin & Dmitry Moiseenko; Air Pano

Russia – Volcanoes of Kamchatka

Another unique feature of Kurile Lake is a long salmon spawning period: from June to March. Both factors attract many brown bears to the lakeshore. Under normal conditions bears avoid each other, but during salmon spawning period they group together. One can observe up to 20 bears near the lake simultaneously: they are so preoccupied with fishing that they ignore not only other bears, but also humans.

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