Russia Could Create World’s Largest Salmon Preserve

Don't miss this important story from the New York Times regarding one of world's last remaining salmon strongholds. Writes C.J. Cheevers:

_[Kamchatka’s] governments are at work on proposals that would designate seven sprawling tracts of wilderness as protected areas for salmon, a network of refuges for highly valuable fish that would be the first of its kind.

Encompassing nine entire rivers and 2.4 million hectares, or more than six million acres, the protected watersheds would exceed the scale of many renowned preserved areas in the United States. Together they would be more than twice the size of Yellowstone National Park in the United States._