martes, 2 de febrero de 2010

Pilares de Lena, Siberia, Rusia









Se encuentra dentro de la región de Khangalassky Ulus, en la República de Saja, en el centro este de Siberia, a orillas del río Lena, del cual toma su nombre, y a tan sólo 300 Km. del círculo polar ártico, en un lugar prácticamente inaccesible por vía terrestre. Es un promontorio rocoso que adquiere formas extrañas asemejandolo a un bosque de piedra natural. Estas columnas de piedra caliza llegan a alcanzar 150 metros de altura y se extiende a lo largo de 80 Km. de la orilla del río , el cual ha ido esculpiendo lentamente por miles de años formando esta impresionante formación kárstica de abrumadora belleza. En este lugar se han encontrado fósiles de mamut, y otros eslabones perdidos cuyos depósitos datan de tiempos Cámbricos y Cuaternarios. Pero además perduran infinidad de formas de vida que han sido catalogadas en esta zona, como por ejemplo 76 especies de hongos, 202 de musgos, 241 de algas, 464 especies de plantas (21 de ellas consideradas raras y en peligro de extinción), 21 tipo de peces, 99 especies de aves y 42 de mamíferos, convirtiendo esta zona en un sistema integral en donde todos los ecosistemas naturales se han conservado durante mucho tiempo sin la evidencia de las actividades humanas modernas. Para llegar a los Pilares de Lena hay que llegar desde avión a la ciudad de Yakutsk, la ciudad más importante de esta región rusa, de allí, se embarca en una excursión durante 3 días hasta arribar a este bosque de piedra fantástico. Cabe destacar que no es muy recomendable ir en invierno, ya que esta zona es considerada una de las más frías del mundo, registrando una temperatura media de -40ºC durante esta época del año. En el 2006, la Federación Rusa presentó a la UNESCO del Parque Nacional de los Pilares de Lena para convertirlo en patrimonio de la humanidad




The Pillars of the Lena River are situated in the centre of the Khangalassky Ulus, in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), the heart of Siberia, on the bank of the Lena river and just 300 km to the South of the Arctic Polar Circle in a place practically inaccessible by land. This is a rocky promontory which has acquired strange shapes resembling a wood of natural cliffs. These columns of limestone reach up to 150 metres and extend at a distance of 80 km along the bank of the river which has been carving its bed slowly for thousands of years shaping this impressive karstic* formation of «depressive beauty». In this place they have found the fossils of a mammoth and other extinct creatures, the remains of which date back to the Cambrian and Quaternary periods. Moreover, different forms of life registered in the catalogues dedicated to this site have existed for an infinity of years, like, for example, 76 specimens of fungi, 202 specimens of moss, 241 specimens of algae, 464 specimens of plants (21 specimens of which are considered to be rare and endangered), 21 species of fish, 99 species of birds and 42 species of mammals, altogether converting this site into an integral system in which all the natural ecosystems have long been conserved with no evidence of modern human activity. If you dream to see the Pillars of the Lena River you may fly by airplane to the city of Yakutsk, the most important city of this region of Russia, and from there embark for a three-days excursion tour on the Lena to arrive at this fantastic wood of stone. It's recommendable not to travel there in winter as this territory is considered to be one of the coldest in the world with the average winter temperature of minus 40 degrees Celsius. In 2006 the Russian Federation presented for consideration to UNESCO the project of a National Park titled «The Pillars of the Lena River» in order to preserve it as a patrimony of humanity.

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  1. Mijaíl he traducido:
    The Pillars of the Lena River are situated in the centre of the Khangalassky Ulus, in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), the heart of Siberia, on the bank of the Lena river and just 300 km to the South of the Arctic Polar Circle in a place practically inaccessible by land. This is a rocky promontory which has acquired strange shapes resembling a wood of natural cliffs. These columns of limestone reach up to 150 metres and extend at a distance of 80 km along the bank of the river which has been carving its bed slowly for thousands of years shaping this impressive karstic* formation of «depressive beauty».
    In this place they have found the fossils of a mammoth and other extinct creatures, the remains of which date back to the Cambrian and Quaternary periods. Moreover, different forms of life registered in the catalogues dedicated to this site have existed for an infinity of years, like, for example, 76 specimens of fungi, 202 specimens of moss, 241 specimens of algae, 464 specimens of plants (21 specimens of which are considered to be rare and endangered), 21 species of fish, 99 species of birds and 42 species of mammals, altogether converting this site into an integral system in which all the natural ecosystems have long been conserved with no evidence of modern human activity.
    If you dream to see the Pillars of the Lena River you may fly by airplane to the city of Yakutsk, the most important city of this region of Russia, and from there embark for a three-days excursion tour on the Lena to arrive at this fantastic wood of stone. It's recommendable not to travel there in winter as this territory is considered to be one of the coldest in the world with the average winter temperature of minus 40 degrees Celsius.
    In 2006 the Russian Federation presented for consideration to UNESCO the project of a National Park titled «The Pillars of the Lena River» in order to preserve it as a patrimony of humanity.

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