Red Data Book of the Vologda Oblast
The Red Data Book of the Vologda Oblast is a document that not only informs about the list of rare and endangered species of animals, plants and fungi, as well as some local subspecies that exist within the territory of the Vologda Oblast but determines protection policy for these species.
The book is of great importance for organizing investigations and monitoring programs on such species and their habitats, for developing and implementation of special measures to their protection and rehabilitation. Legislative base for the Red Book is provided by the Law of the Russian Federation N 7-FZ "About protection of natural environment" of January 10, 2002, by the Law of the Russian Federation N 52-FZ "About animal world" of April 24, 1995, and by the Vologda Oblast Government Decree N 320 dated as of 29.03.2004.
The Red Data Book of the Vologda Oblast contains three volumes. The first volume is devoted to the protected areas and wildlife reserves; the second one is dedicated to plants and fungi, and the third volume contains a list of animals. All the volumes comprise the extinct species of the Vologda Oblast and those protected at the regional level.
The list of endangered and protected plants and animals is confirmed by the Vologda Oblast Decree N 320 dated as of 29.03.2004 "On establishment of the Red Data Book of the Vologda Oblast" and the Vologda Oblast Decree N 1274 dated as of 19.12.2006 "On Approval of a list of endangered species listed in the Red Data Book of the Vologda Oblast".
The Red Data Book of the Vologda Oblast enumerates rare and endangered species of animals, plants and fungi which inhabit in the wild territory of the oblast:
- 294 species of plants and fungi (202 species of vascular plants, 36 muscoid species, 4 species of algae, 31 species of lichen and 21 species of fungi).
- 153 species of animals (2 species of molluscs, 59 species of arthropoda, 2 species of lampreys, 9 species of bony fishes, 4 Amphibia species, 2 species of reptiles, 61 species of birds, 14 species of mammals).
The regional red data book includes animals, plants and fungi listed in the Red Data Book of the Russian Federation that inhabit constantly the territory of the Vologda Oblast (if this is necessary due to their number or status in Russia).
The Red Data Book of the Vologda Oblast includes 45 species of animals listed in the Red Data Book of the Russian Federation, and 34 species whose population is taken under control.