The Voronezh State Nature Biosphere Reserve is a specially protected natural area of federal significance. These are especially valuable areas of nature, their territories are completely protected from economic activities and the effects of civilization.
The Voronezh Reserve is one of the oldest reserves in Russia, created in 1923. Its area is 31 thousand hectares.
The reserve lands are federal property. In order to manage this territory, the Federal State Budgetary Organization "V. Peskov Voronezh State Nature Biosphere Reserve" was founded, which is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russian Federation.
Why do the reserves exist?
There are two main goals. The first is to provide a refuge for wild species, where they can live naturally. The second goal is scientific, taking advantage of the strictly protected regime, to study the natural course of natural processes.