Borok Island (Krasnoyarsk) is a zoological, integrated natural monument located in the Melekessky district of the Ulyanovsk Region ( Kuibyshev Reservoir , Cheremshansky Bay, 4 km south of the village of Nikolskoye-on-Cheremshan ). It is entered in the corresponding inventory as protected areas of the Ulyanovsk region .
|Water area||Kuibyshev reservoir|
|The subject of the Russian Federation||Ulyanovsk region|
The total area of the natural monument is 19 ha.
Almost the entire territory is covered with forest . Here is a large colony of gray herons (403 pairs of birds). Nests are located on trees. Some of them dry from droppings, their branches break off. The soil is extremely rich in nitrogen , so nettle and celandine grow in large quantities. Also found: black kite , white-headed eagle , white-tailed eagle , whirlwind , shore swallow , curler-owl , finch , gulls , terns . From reptiles: nimble lizard . Traces of the presence of a raccoon dog are seen.
Logging is prohibited on the territory, visits to places by fishermen and hunters are restricted, observation of the biocenosis and scientific work is permitted. Environmental education activities are not conducted.
Grounds for the creation of protected areas and its significance
On the island of "Borok" is one of the largest colony of gray herons (about 400 pairs). Other species inhabit. Some are listed in the Red Book of Russia .
List of the main objects of protection
Ecosystem, protected species, colony of gray herons.
- List of specially protected natural areas of the Ulyanovsk region