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Birdwatching in the Chernobyl Zone

Today, birdwatching is one of the most promising types of tourism in the world.

The Chernobyl Reserve is also actively developing this area within the framework of a joint project with the NGO “Ecological Space” with the support of the UNDP / GEF Small Grants Program in Ukraine.

In specially selected places of the reserve, locations for observation are arranged, an information campaign and educational activities are conducted to study the local avifauna.

Recently, the first test trip for professional ornithologists and nature lovers was held on the territory of the Reserve to observe the birds of the exclusion zone. Birdwatchers were lucky enough to meet and capture a sparrow owl, black grouse, partridge, dormouse and other birds.

In the future, the project has no less grandiose plans, including thematic meetings in various formats, expeditions and interesting events for different target and age groups.

Photos by Serhiy Domashevsky and Viktor Kuchynsky

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