Changes that occur in the exclusion zone
• Changes that occur in the Exclusion Zone
The accident at Chernobyl was the largest in the history of mankind tehnokataklizmom. The territory near the station, not to mention the Pripyat remains a zone of alienation. Until recently it was thought that there would not be hundreds or even thousands of years to appear normal flora and fauna, but recent studies have brought very unexpected result - nature takes its an alarming rate.
The idea of the project
Scientists from the UK launched a project to study how the planet is restored after such a terrible catastrophe. In particular, the researchers were interested in the state of the local flora and fauna: it is important to understand how long it takes nature to return to the correct path of development.
The beasts from the past
The first study on the ground showed a surprising picture: in the Chernobyl exclusion zone is not only virtually restore the population of the animals are endemic, but there are several species that were considered extinct more than a century ago.
The worst of the war
We have to admit that man destroys the world much more effectively than some kind of nuclear explosion and subsequent radioactive contamination. Over the last thirty years in the area of animal exclusion was many times more.
On the side of the Ukrainian territory, researchers discovered 45 cameras, which allow data to understand the true dimensions of the population of the local fauna. Chernobyl forests reminiscent of the pastoral image of a textbook on biology: wild boars, wolves, deer and foxes feel here quite well.
And still there were rare, has long been seen before in this area animals. European lynx, brown bear, bison and even the Przewalski horse - radiation can not be a good thing, but you know what? It affects the nature of a lot better than people. We can say that we are worse than nuclear war for the flora and fauna of our planet.