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The Greeks called Azov Meotida and was stunned by the fish resources in these waters. The geographer Strabo at the beginning of the first century ad, having got into the Kerch Strait, which he called the Cimmerian Bosporus, wrote that in Maeotid sturgeon swim "with a carcass larger than that of a Dolphin", and in the bays of Panticapea there are so many fish that if you stick a pole in the sea, it will stand.
Vasyugan marshes are located on the border of several regions of Russia-Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Tyumen, Omsk regions and capture part of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug. Major tributaries of the Irtysh and Obi — Vasyugan, Parabel, Chaya, Shegarka, om river, Tara, shish, and Taras Rivers originate from them.
The national forest coverage, which reached 220 million hectares last year, has seen a consistent growth in the past 30 years, making China the country with the fastest growth of forest resources in the world, according to the national forest resource management conference held in Fuzhou, East China's Fujian province, on Monday.
The top environmental protection authority said complaints about air pollution accounted for more than half of all complaints reported to the government last month, although the total number of reports has dropped significantly.