Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Russia and US set up environmental park

On both sides of the Bering Straits environmentalists are celebrating after Washington and Moscow agreed to create a huge eco-park in Chukotka and Alaska.

The “Beringia” park will cover 1.8 million hectares of largely untouched wilderness, reviving an idea first mooted 20 years ago, Kommersant reported.

At the same time the two countries are trying to agree a visa-free regime for all residents of Alaska and Chukotka, expanding the current system where the indigenous populations of the regions enjoy open borders.

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