Kronotsky Nature Reserve geyser named “Vostochny-45” after Vostochny Port JSC, celebrating its 45th anniversary
FSBI Kronotsky State Nature Reserve (Kronotsky Nature Reserve, Kamchatka Territory) of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on February 28 issued a certificate of naming "Vostochny-45" of a geyser located in the Valley of Geysers of Kronotsky Reserve in honor of the 45th anniversary of Vostochny Port JSC . The corresponding document was signed by Peter Shipilenko, Director of the FSBI Kronotsky State Nature Biosphere Reserve.
To name the geyser after of the company’s anniversary was initiated by Managing Port Company, the largest in Russia coal port holding and the group which Vostochny Port is part of, as well as Rosterminalgul that is based in Russia’s Baltic region.
The corresponding certificate was acquired at a charity auction held on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum 2018. The funds raised at the auction were used to support the projects protecting endangered spices of the Russian Far East.
The Kronotsky Nature Reserve is one of the oldest reserves in Russia. The Kronotsky was established on November 1, 1934 in the eastern part of the Kamchatka Peninsula. Since 1985, the reserve is part of the international network of biosphere reserves. In 1996, the unique reserve was included in the list of UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites.
There are 25 volcanoes (8 of them are active) in the Kronotsky Nature Reserve, as well as the legendary Valley of Geysers which is the only geyser field in Eurasia and the second of five largest concentration of geysers in the world. On a small section, One can find here all known forms of the geothermal activity, including permanent and intermittent boiling springs, hot lakes, mud volcanoes and caldrons, thermal platforms and steam jets all packed into a small space in the canyon of the mountain river Geyzernaya. And geysers – boiling springs, periodically spewing a vaporous water mix. There are over 50 such geysers in the Valley.
The specially protected nature area is home to 54 species of mammals. In Kamchatka, only the Kronotsky has preserved a population of wild reindeer. It is home to one of the world's largest protected populations of the brown bear, numbering more than 800 individuals. Each year, 40 to 60 white-shouldered eagles, the largest birds of prey of the Far East, produce their offspring on the territory of the Kronotsky. The water area of the Kronotsky Reserve is inhabited by more than 20 species of marine mammals: cetaceans, seals and sea otters. Many animals are listed in the Red Book of Russia. There are thousands of seabird colonies on the islands and the coast.
Every year Kronotsky Reserve is visited by more than 6000 Russian and foreign tourists. The educational tourism main principle is to preserve and show. Scientists constantly monitor the state of unique ecosystems. Based on these studies, they determine the visiting regime, which is safe for the preservation of the local wild nature.
The largest Russian dedicated coal terminal of Vostochny Port celebrated February 28th the 45-year anniversary of its foundation. Vostochny Port AO is a company of the largest port holding company in Russia, Port Management Company, along with Rosterminalugol JSC based in Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region. The total coal throughput at the terminals of Port Management Company reaches some 50 million tonnes a year which accounts for more than a third of Russia’s seaborne coal exports. The commodity is exported through Vostochny Port and Rosterminalugol terminals to more than 30 countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. PMC’s main focus is the application the all innovative technology available to handle coal most effectively. The company invests heavily in modernization of high-tech equipment and environmental sustainability of its enterprises.