The Russian Government has allocated RUB 23.4 million to the establishment of a state institution called “Russian Arctic National Park”. This institution will create conditions for regulated tourism in the Arctic.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin informed about the new state institution at the Russian Geographic Society’s congress last week, RIA Novosti reports.
The institution is administrated by the Ministry for Natural Resources.
The national park covers the northern territory of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, an area known for its rich bird cliffs and large populations of walrus and polar bears. The new state institution will be engaged in ecological monitoring in the national park.