Weekly “Arguments and Facts” № 47. Why there are fewer fish, birds and animals 24/11/2021
While scientists for many years have been fighting over attempts to clone a mammoth or return the Przewalski horse to the & nbsp; steppes, a real tragedy is unfolding in our forests and & nbsp; reservoirs & nbsp; & mdash; valuable varieties of fish, birds and plants are barbarously destroyed. And & nbsp; generally have & nbsp; beasts & nbsp; & mdash; just like & nbsp; people. In search of a better life, the bravest ones “ move '' in & nbsp; city. And & nbsp; taiga, lakes, tundra in & nbsp; will they end up empty?
No chance of & nbsp; survival
Once it seemed that the reserves of game in & nbsp; Rus were inexhaustible. But & nbsp; it only seemed.
Photo: AIF Collage
Sturgeons & nbsp; & mdash; by the way
The Volga, especially its very & nbsp; lower reaches, has always been famous for its abundance of fish & nbsp; & mdash; sturgeon, beluga, stellate sturgeon, white fish. But & nbsp; those & nbsp; times, we are sure both & nbsp; fishermen and & nbsp; ichthyologists, have already sunk into oblivion. The construction on the & nbsp; Volga and & nbsp; Kama of a cascade of hydroelectric power stations and & nbsp; environmental degradation led to & nbsp; reduction in the number of not & nbsp; only sturgeon, but & nbsp; even small fish. Russian and & nbsp; Persian sturgeon, beluga, stellate sturgeon, the only Volga whitefish (analogue of Siberian nelma) & nbsp; & mdash; whitefish and & nbsp; even the once massive Volga herring and & nbsp; Caspian lamprey are now listed in the & nbsp; regional Red Book of the Volgograd region. & nbsp; and & nbsp; are prohibited for fishing and & nbsp; amateur fishing. & nbsp;