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Scientists will set the size of the population of the ivory gull in the Russian Arctic during the expedition on the Islands in the Kara sea. On Monday, July 15, reported TASS the head of the expedition ornithologist Maria Gavrilo.
“We take off from Khatanga (Krasnoyarsk Krai), and helicopters have to work on the Islands in the Kara sea, where it breeds in more than half of the global population of ivory gulls,” said Gavrilo.
According to her, the expedition participants were six professionals. It is expected that they will conduct the counting of birds on the Islands of the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago and Islands of the North-East of the Kara sea, including the Islands Ushakova, Privacy and Izvestia TSIK. The expedition will end at the end of July.
Gavrilo said that this expedition takes place in the framework of coordinated accounting, which is attended by all the countries where the ivory gull breeds: Norway, Denmark, Canada and Russia.
National project “Science” was approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin and should be completed by 2024. Only its implementation is planned to more than 625 billion rubles. In particular, he suggests increasing the number of marine expeditions to 250.
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