UNESCO Press
Russia & UNESCO
Permanent Delegation of the Russian Federation to UNESCO
UNESCO Programme and budget, 2014-2017
UNESCO Medium-Term Strategy, 2014-2021
Herald of UNESCO
Herald of UNESCO60 years with UNESCO
 

Putorana Plateau

Cultural criteria: vii, ix
Year of inclusion in the List of World Heritage: 2010

This site coincides with the area of the Putoransky State Nature Reserve, and is located in the central part of the Putorana Plateau in northern Central Siberia. It is situated about 100 km north of the Arctic Circle. The part of the plateau inscribed on the World Heritage List harbours a complete set of subarctic and arctic ecosystems in an isolated mountain range, including pristine taiga, forest tundra, tundra and arctic desert systems, as well as untouched cold-water lake and river systems. A major reindeer migration route crosses the property, which represents an exceptional, large-scale and increasingly rare natural phenomenon.