1980s Soviet metal pin of Kandalaksha Nature Reserve (Кандалакшский заповедник) in representation of two curious looking penguins on rock. Founded in 1932, Kandalaksha Nature Reserve is a Russian 'zapovednik' (strict ecological reserve) to protect commercial bird species, first of all, the eider. The larger part of the reserve is a sea area, so the Kandalaksha Reserve can be considered to be the first marine park founded in Russia. Since 1939, it has been guarding all wildlife and non-living nature in the region. The reserve comprises of over 550 islands scattered around the Kola Peninsula
- Stamp honouring Kandalaksha Nature Reserve in USSR, 1976
- Penguins in Kandalaksha Nature Reserve (pics 2 & 3)
2.2 x 2.5cm
items may come with minor flaws due to pre-loved wear. we are advocates of buying used and hope you can appreciate this unique piece and its character. items are pre-cleaned if needed and any major flaws will try to be noted.