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The biosphere reserve Askania-Nova

Askania-Nova (Ukrainian: Асканія-Нова) is a biosphere reserve (sanctuary) located in Kherson Oblast, Ukraine, within the dry Taurida steppe near Oleshky Sands.

The reserve consists of the acclimatization zoo, arboretum and virgin steppe sanctuary(the last such area in Europe) and has total area of 825 km².

Askania-Nova

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