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In the vicinity of Chernobyl wild animals doing great. There are in fact people.

Surrounding Chernobyl, Ukraine may remind people of the sad landscape of ghosts. But the animal is made by a nature reserve. It says in The Telegraph article server professor of environmental sciences Jim Smith of the University of Portsmouth, which the catastrophe carries out regular monitoring of animals. According to him, today's large mammals more than a year ago 1986th

Find some positives to the nuclear disaster are hard, but Smith and his colleagues is clear. Wild populations of wolves in this region takes seven times the average number for the state than in other established reserves. And it's not just about the big beasts. In the area of "forbidden zone" covering an area of nearly 4,000 km square no shortage of meetings with a lot of European, deer, roe deer, wild pigs, foxes and beavers. "That certainly does not mean that the radiation thrived nature and animals," says Smith. " But let's say that the effects resulting from human habitation, including hunting, ranching and forestry, is for them a lot worse. "

Forbidden Zone was an area where as a result of a massive release of radiation allowed for the rapid loss of animal populations. In the first decades of this assumption come true, but now the animals are returned. And in places where not encounter humans, visibly thrive. According to monitoring, involving the zoologists from all over the world, already surpass the number of animals inside the zones outside the reserved area inaccessible. In the last few years has seen a re-emergence of lynx or a few specimens of critically endangered Przewalski's horse. Caused a sensation and finding residence stop the brown bear, which did not occur in the area for several centuries.

"Our results demonstrate that despite the negative potential of radioactivity on individual animals Chernobyl region is able to support a diverse and large population of just three decades after chronic exposure to radiation," writes
Smith in the annual report. Indeed, while in other regions of Ukraine and Russia numbers of elk and wild boar are falling, Chernobyl is the only place with a recorded increase in population. Jim Beasley, co-author of the report to the House adds: "In the field, the data are unique because they show life working just a few kilometers from the accident site. It illustrates the resilience and flexibility of the populations of wild animals when they are freed from the pressure of human settlement. "

Pictures taken fotopastmi in the "forbidden zone".

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Author: Radomír Dohnal

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