Quick facts

  • European Diploma of Protected Areas (code RU940002)
  • Since 1994
  • Country: Russian Federation
  • Administrative region: Not available
  • Surface area: 214 km2 (21449.00 ha)
  • Marine area: Not available

Source and more information: Council of Europe


Site contact authorities

Manager The Director of the reserve is responsible to the Ministry for the Protection of the Environment and Natural Resources of the Federation of Russia
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General character of the site  
Quality Habitat diversity and qualtity: Rivers as natural as the Pra and the Oka, with their flood plains, are increasingly rare. The diversity of hydrological conditions creates a pattern of habitats of excellent quality.Role in migration:The Oka Reserve has an essential role as a roosting and feeding site for numerous migratory species from the Nordic regions. 
Owner The whole reserve is state owned. 
Documentation Council of Europe - Appraisal report - Hunkeler, P. (1994), Application from the Oka National Reserve (Russia) for the European Diploma, Strasbourg, 12 p. 
Habitat types  
Potential vegetation  
Geomorphology The whole region is one of fluvio-glacial sediments with recent alluvia. 
Educational interest Research:The long-term research programme in the areas that have remained unspoilt for the last 60 years has produced some very important results. 
Cultural heritage Traces of prehistoric occupation are to be found in the form of a tumulus close to the reserve's head office. 
Management plan  
URL official http://www.main.vsu.ru/oka/En/ 
URL interesting  

European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3336 7100