Воронежский Государственный природный Биосферный Заповедник имени В.м. Пескова

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russian Federation


V. Peskov
Voronezhsky State
Nature Biosphere Reserve

+7(473)269-44-85; 259-45-48; 259-45-60; 210-66-20;

In case of fire, poaching and other reserve rules violations


Environmental education

The main goal of our environmental education program is to raise public awareness of the Reserve's role in preserving environmental balance and biodiversity, as well as to form positive attitudes towards the Reserve in neighbouring communities.

The whole working process is focused on increasing general public support for wildlife protection, as it is necessary for the nature-preserving function of the Reserve.

Due to these activities the Reserve should become an important link between society and nature, and therefore needing protection.

The Reserve is working hard to use the most effective methods of environmental teaching, taking into account both domestic and international practices.

We are working in three main directions:

  • Promotion of the Reserve using different tools such as mass media and social event planning;
  • Development of ecotourism and excursion activities;
  • Forming an eco-conscious socio-cultural environment.

Ecotourism development

The goal is to create investment opportunities and attract investors from outside organizations by establishing a business-friendly climate.


  • Management of existing facilities in order to ensure their continued operation;
  • Development of ecological trails, including their informational content improvement;
  • Optimisation and development of excursion materials: trail information documents, route schedules, etc.

Cooperation with travel agencies:

  • Improvement and development of ecological tours, work on providing detailed information for tourists;
  • Application registry and scheduling;
  • Arranging seminars for tour guides;
  • Updating and developing excursion texts. Issuing leaflets with route descriptions, rules of conduct and other supplementary materials for tour guides;
  • Planning and organizing tourist activities;
  • Implementation the tourist registration program.

Forming an eco-conscious socio-cultural environment:

The goal is to increase the Reserve's social value through its introduction into local socio-cultural environment, establish partnership with outside organizations and attract new investors.

Cooperation with existing socio-cultural institutions:

  • Participation in city- and region-wide events;
  • Establishing contacts with municipal, regional and federal agencies and organizations;
  • Joint activities with municipal, regional and federal agencies and organizations, universities, kindergartens and schools;
  • Search for sponsors and partners.

Educational activities:

  • Student camps;
  • Lectures on the Reserve for students and pupils of specialized schools;
  • Interaction with teachers and developing teaching materials;
  • Conferences for pupils, students and teachers;
  • Intersessional and pre-diploma practice for students of specialized universities.

Work with volunteers:

  • Preparation and conduction of volunteer work;
  • Preparation and conduction of corporate volunteer activities;
  • Organisation of volunteer camps.

Organisation of volunteer clean ups in the area;

Promotion of environmental education through events and activities:

  • Participation in the March for Parks campaign;
  • Participation in the Day of protection against ecological dangers;
  • "Feed the birds" activity;
  • "International bird day" event;
  • "Let's defend the primroses" activity;
  • Conduction of contests and competitions;
  • Coordination of contests by the Biodiversity Conservation Center;
  • Coordination of the "Nature. Humanity. Country" regional contest;
  • Organisation of joint events with partner organizations.

Organisation of public exhibitions:

  • Coordination of printing and forming of exhibition materials, organisation of opening ceremonies, information about the exhibitions.
  • Organisation of exhibitions in visitor centers;
  • Organisation of exhibitions in libraries;
  • Organisation of school exhibitions in the city and the region.