Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Barsa-Kelmes Nature Reserve - Kazakhstan



Balsa Kelmes Island was originally 133 km² in the 1980s, but as the sea became more shallow it steadily grew, until in the 1990s it ceased to be an island. Its highest altitude is 113 m. It encompasses the Barsa-Kelmes Nature Reserve established in 1939 with the aim of protecting its salt-clay desert vegetation, consisting of black and white saksaul, tamarisk and 264 other typical species, as well as the corresponding fauna who inhabit this environment. Barsa-kelmes is also important as a breeding place for migrating birds. Also on the reserve are found herds of kulan (wild ass), as well as saiga antelope and dzheyran (steppe gazelles). These days, 150 kulan continue to live here and their number increases by 20 to 25 each year.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

S7 Airlines flights Moscow to Tashkent


S7 Airlines began two additional flights per week between Moscow and Tashkent on 3 August 2018.

Previously 2 flights a week on Tuesdays and Sundays now in addition travelling on Thursdays and Fridays departing Domodedovo airport at 05:30am and land at Tashkent airport at 11:30am (Tashkent time).The return flights leave Tashkent at 13:00pm and arrive at Domodedovo Airport at 15:20pm.
S7 use  modern and comfortable Airbus A320 aircraft designed to transport 8 passengers in business class and 150 passengers in economy class. Passengers will also be able to experience the convenience of transferring to flights to other destinations in S7’s wide network, without leaving Domodedovo airport

S7 Airlines is a Safety Leaders Award winner in “Transportation Safety: Flight Safety” category and in 2017 Group member airlines carried more than 14.2 million passengers.

Air tickets for S7 Airlines flights can be purchased on the www.s7.ru, through applications for the iPhone and Android and in all air ticket sales offices. To find out the exact information about flights, book and buy tickets, you can also call the S7 Airlines’ contact center.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Saiga (Saiga tatarica) Facts for Kids


Did you know?
    The saiga is recognizable by an extremely unusual, over-sized, and flexible, nose structure. The nose is supposed to warm up the air in winter and filters out dust in summer.
  • Saiga are nomadic creatures that frequently cross borders of provinces and countries during their several-hundred-mile migrations to winter grazing areas.
  • Social structure. Saiga form herds of 30-40 animals.
  • Lifespan. 6 to 10 years.
  • Breeding. Gestation period is 140-150 days, with litter size 1-2. (A female saiga will begin breeding and give birth to her first calf by the time she’s a year old).
  • Diet. Grasses, steppe lichens, herbs and shrubs.
  • The saiga can migrate over distances of up to 1,000 kilometres between summer and winter.
  • Saiga herds once numbered in their millions, but the global population has declined rapidly to just thousands

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

New Gas Reserves Discovered in Karakalpakstan

Uzbekneftegaz has reported finding new industrial gas condensate reserves in the Nizhny Surgil area of ​​the Ustyurt plateau in Karakalpakstan. The company have detected the presence of significant volumes of gas and condensate at a depth of 3,600 meters and have assessed that they can be commercially exploited and will prepare proposals for further exploration at the Lower Surgil field.
 
The Ustyurt plateau is one of the most important sources for the growth of hydrocarbons in Central Asia. At the end of 2016 Gazprom and Uzbekneftegaz, established a Natural Gas Stream joint venture for gas production at the Jel field (GKM) on the Ustyurt plateau. The project is expected within the next 10 years to reach a production capacity of some 1.5 billion cubic meters of gas and 76,000 tons of condensate. The investment to develop the project being expected to be in the region of 700 million US dollars. In total, Uzbekneftegaz plans to increase its hydrocarbon production to 53.5 billion cubic metres of gas condensate and oil by 1.9 million tons 2017-2021. (In 2017 Uzbekistan produced 56.4 billion cubic meters of gas and 806 thousand tons of oil).