Welcome to the official website of the Directorate of Biological Resources and Protected Areas. We are an agency run by the Ministry for Nature Protection of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) who mandates us to manage protected areas, ensure conservation and restoration of species biodiversity in the republic. Our mission is to conserve Nature’s Legacy of the Sakha Republic for our future generations.

Our primary responsibilities are connected with

  • protected areas management;
  • accounting, protection and restoration of biological resources;
  • fauna and flora cadaster within protected areas, incl. game species cadaster;
  • cadaster of protected areas;
  • participation in development of republican laws and regulations for protected areas management, conservation, restoration and sustainable use of biological resources, objects of flora and fauna and their habitats;
  • participation in development and implementation of republican/regional, municipal and national target programs for conservation and development of republican and municipal protected areas; sustainable use, conservation, restoration and reintroduction of flora and fauna objects;
  • coordination and contribution to the list of endangered species – Red Book of Yakutia;
  • monitoring of flora and fauna objects in the republic, including regional and municipal protected areas;
  • management and coordination of scientific surveys to ensure maintenance of genetic and species diversity in regional natural ecosystems.

Our head office is located in Yakutsk. In order to ensure appropriate management of protected areas in the republic, we established a net of 35 local offices according to the number of districts/uluses in Yakutia. In sum, 107 officers work and assist us actively with protected areas guarding, winter mammal monitoring and counting, poaching prevention, ecological education and tourism, and with other activities.