A number of Russian territories are under the threat of desertification. Relevant regions with reference to press service data Roslesinforga called “News”.
According to the organization, the southern low-forest regions of the country are prone to desertification, such as Republic of Kalmykia, Stavropol region, as well as Saratov, Rostov and Astrakhan regions. At the same time, the worst situation in terms of the number of trees per person is in Kalmykia – there this figure is only eight. In addition, relative to other regions Russia The least number of trees grows in the republic – 2.3 million.
IN Saratov region, which took second place on the list, has 20 trees per resident. The Stavropol Territory closes the top three with an indicator of 28 pieces per person. In the Rostov and Astrakhan regions, there are 33 trees for every resident of the region.
On the contrary, the best situation with the total number of trees and their number per inhabitant is observed in Yakutia. In total, 93.3 billion trees grow in the republic, with almost 90 thousand trees per person. As for all of Russia, the total number of trees in the country is almost 541 billion. On average, there are about three thousand of them for every Russian.
In August, scientific director of the Institute of Water Problems RAS Victor Danilov-Danilyan predicted shallowing of the Don River due to climate change.