Operational duty (surcharge)
phone + 7-921-043-09-30
Director - Chavgun Alexander S.
Phone: (815-33) 9-23-19
fax (815-33) 9-32-50
Deputy Director of Protection - Shuvaev Ivan Mikhailovich
Phone: (815-33) 9-48-11
Deputy Director for Science - Tolmachev Ekaterina
phone (815-33) 9-22-50
Deputy Director for General Affairs - Shevchuk Oksana
Tel. / Fax (815-33) 9-32-50
Chief Accountant - Klimenko Vera
Phone: (815-33) 9-22-46
Museum, the department of environmental education and library
phone (815-33) 9-33-03
The area of ??the Kandalaksha nature reserve consists of 13 sites located around the Kola Peninsula on the border with Norway in the Barents Sea to the Republic of Karelia in the White Sea. The composition of the reserve is not only the land but also the sea water area, which is 74.2% of the total area and is of great importance for the existence of seabirds.
The reserve was repeatedly extended. Over the years, the island had commanded the Great Ainovy ??island before the independent Reserve «Seven Islands», many islands in the Kandalaksha Bay, Turiy Cape, islands and waters of Porey lips Gavrilovsky island.
Currently, the reserve includes more than 550 islands. Administratively, the areas of the reserve are in Pechenga, Severomorsk, Tersk, Kandalaksha district Murmansk region and in Louhi region of Karelia.
The territory is divided into four inspections.
The inspection of the Barents Sea region are united 3 - Ainovy ??island Gavrilovsky Semiostrovsky and archipelagos.
In the Kandalaksha Bay of the White Sea are three inspections Reserve North, Velikoostrovskaya, Terek.
Land Kandalaksha Reserve
Barents Sea Inspectorate
The archipelago of seven islands
The archipelago Vachev, Luda Beloschelnaya Island sheer
The archipelago Tarasiha
Great Island, Kovdsky Peninsula, Indian Sea
Big Island Birch
The Northern Archipelago
Kandalaksha reserve was established to protect the Eider - large northern sea duck. Gaga has long been famous down, she warms the nest. Due to the special structure of fluff eiderdown it is one of the world's best natural insulation. Pre-revolutionary Russia was known as a major exporter of eiderdown for several centuries. But all the while collecting lint produced during mass oviposition also collected and eider eggs, and often killed and the birds themselves. Because of such an organization fishing the middle of the XVIII century the number of eider ducks in the Barents Sea and the White Sea began to shrink.
The first attempt to establish the protection of eiders in the White Sea belong to the middle of the XIX century, but they were ineffective. This protection has been established only in the possession of the Solovetsky monastery in the Onega Bay of the White Sea and belonging to Pechenga Monastery Ainovy ??islands in the West Murman. In the remaining territories of eider nests continued to be the ruin until the thirties of the XX century.
The Murmansk region is located in the extreme north-west of Russia, on the Kola Peninsula, which is washed by two seas - Barents and White. This is a land of rocky coasts, many kilometers of tundra, the most northern forests of Europe. Almost all of the Murmansk region is located above the Arctic Circle.
Kola landscape is very diverse. For several kilometers you can find forests and lakes, swamps and cliffs, meadows and rivers. In the central part of the peninsula from east to west is a series of mountain ranges. Khibiny, Lovozero, Chuna-, Monche-, sebaceous and Wolf of tundra have gentle slopes, flat treeless peaks, dissected by deep gorges and valleys.
The largest rivers of the area - Ponoy, Tuloma, Niva, Paz and Kovda.
Ainovy ??islands lie in the Gulf of Varanger Fjord, far from the mainland coast.
Further to the east, and the temperature of water and air decreases rapidly. The climate in this area is more severe. Contemporary East Murman coastline is steep ledges.
Seven Islands Archipelago
Most of the islands of the archipelago Semiostrovsky - This towering granite cliffs with steep, sometimes almost sheer cliffs dissected by cracks. The largest island - Harlov is rising from the sea steep coastal cliff, ending in a hilly plain.
In Kandalaksha Bay protected area is divided into 9 archipelagos: Deer, Luvengsky, North, Kibrinsky, Tarasiha, Vachev, Kem-Ludsky, Porya Bay, Great Island and the adjacent islands. Also protected waters around the Islands. In addition, the natural reserves are Kovdsky peninsula and mainland portion Turiy Cape. All the White Sea areas of the reserve is a low hill on the coastal plain of northern forest-covered. The islands are located swampy depressions and lakes tract. Most lakes on the island of Grand, one of them - Big Kumyazhe has an area of ??over 30 hectares, the others - small.
In winter, Kandalaksha Bay is covered with ice from the top of continuous almost Turiy Cape and Kem-Lud.
The Nature Museum was opened in 1957 year.
Since 1982, it is located on the first floor of a modern building of the Office of the reserve in Kandalaksha at st. Linear, d. 35.
For visitors to a new exhibition was opened in May 1988
In the exhibition hall housed the stands with information on the location of specially protected natural territories of the Murmansk region, on the territory of the reserve; on the main landscapes, topography and vegetation types, a rare species listed in the Red Book of the field, and others.
The artistically designed biogroups presented a panorama of islands of the White Sea and the Barents Sea to the bird colonies, sea floor, forest and birds of prey, elk, wolves, bears, foxes and martens and other animals.
The museum created a visitor center where you can watch movies on the nature and the inhabitants of the reserve.
Monday to Thursday: 9 00 - 16. 00;
Saturday: 9-12. 00.
Lunch: 12:00 - 13:00.
Saturday, Sunday - output.
Admission is free.
You can order a tour, after calling
Tel. (815-33) 9 - 33 - 03