The Yasinovsky Ravine Natural Reserve with an area of more than 552 hectares will be created in Vorobyovsky District. This was reported to the RIA Voronezh correspondent by the deputy head of the district administration - the head of the program and rural development department Alexei Mozgovoy on Thursday, July 16.
The Department of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Voronezh Region, at the request of the administration of Vorobyovsky District, has already prepared documents on the approval of the Yasinovsky Ravine specially protected natural area of regional significance.
‘The object is located in the south-west of the region. The length of the ravine system will be over 16 km. It will include Bolshoi Yasinovsky Ravine, Moskovtsev Wash, Galkin Ravine, Mokrishchin Wash,’ Alexei Mozgovoy told. ‘A thin-leaved peony or, as the locals call it, Voronets, grows in the ravine. In addition to peony, there are many other rare plants: Volga adonis, low almonds, open lumbago, whole-leaved clematis, Bieberstein's tulip. There are also families of the bobak marmot and beavers in Mokrishchiny Wash living there. It is our responsibility to preserve this wealth. We also hope for the conscientiousness of the treasure. More than half of the reserve is agricultural land. It will not be withdrawn from the owners and users. People can continue to farm, mow hay and graze animals.
There will be some restrictions introduced on the territory of the specially protected natural area. It will be forbidden to plow new lands, burn grass and make fires outside the designated places, massively harvest medicinal plants, destroy anthills, burrows, and nests, collect wild bird eggs, carry out geological studies of the subsoil, erect capital construction facilities, use pesticides, place cemeteries and burial grounds, dump garbage, hunt, and walk dogs.