Wetlands in Russia. Volume 2.
This volume provides information on 51 important peatland sites covering over eight million ha that meet the Ramsar Convention Criteria. This information has been compiled on the basis of the revised TELMA List (first published in 1979) and some recent inventory studies. The selected peatlands play a key part in regulating hydrological and climatic conditions over extensive areas, support rare and endangered species of plants and animals, and provide representative examples of mire types characteristic of the tundra and taiga biogeographical regions.
The descriptions of sites are given in accordance with the biogeographical zoning and classification, generally agreed in Russian mire science.