Rare plants found in Chornobyl exclusion zone

Source : 112 Ukraine

The wind-flower and pulsatilla pratensis are in the Red Books of Ukraine and Belarus; Bern Convention claims these plants need special protection
16:42, 4 May 2021

Plants in Chornobyl exclusion zone
Chornobyl Biosphere Recreation Zone

Ukrainian scientists found extremely rare plants in the Chornobyl biosphere recreation zone, as they were on a botanic expedition. Press office of the natural park reported that on Facebook.

The researchers of Chornobyl biosphere recreation zone found wind-flower and pulsatilla pratensis; these plants belong to the Red Books of Ukraine and Belarus, as endangered species. Bern Convention also claims that the wind-flower needs special protection.

Earlier, Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine stated it plans to submit Chornobyl facilities to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Related: Echo of Chornobyl disaster: 35 later

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) published secret documents on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of Chornobyl disaster as the SBU reported on Facebook.

“The state archive of the Security Service of Ukraine publishes secret KGB documents: the first report to top officials on explosion from Director of Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant Viktor Bryukhanov, talks of plant’s operation during the emergency, evacuation of almost 45,000 citizens of Prypiat and adjacent areas,” the message said.

Related: Declassified: KGB Documents on Chornobyl nuclear disaster

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