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Ryazan Oil Refining Company Supports Environmental Expedition of Schoolchildren to the Oka Nature Reserve

12 August 2022

Supported by the Ryazan Oil Refining Company (part of Rosneft’s refining complex), students from the Master of Meshchera children’s public environmental organisation took part in a research expedition to the protected areas of the Oka Biosphere State Reserve.

Fifty schoolchildren under the guidance of scientific staff of the reserve during the week studied the flora and fauna of a specially protected natural area. Young naturalists made hydrobiological, zoological and entomological expeditions. The children took part in cleaning up the glades, weeding the arboretum, and cleaning the Pra River bank of garbage. The young naturalists prepared a site for the construction of a feeding kitchen for the Red book cranes.

Schoolchildren studied the Adopt a Bison project being implemented in the reserve. In autumn, after the baby is born in the family of forest giants, they plan to take care of the newborn bison: to give it a name and assist in its care until it grows up.

Preserving the environment for future generations is one of the key areas of Rosneft’s development strategy. The Company aims to achieve leadership positions in minimising the environmental impact and ensuring the eco-friendliness of its production and implements several comprehensive programmes for the preservation and restoration of natural resources.

Ryazan Oil Refining Company has been supporting the initiatives of volunteer environmentalists of Master of Meshchera organisation since 2011. Many events for environmental education of schoolchildren and perpetuating the memory of famous compatriots have been held over the years of cooperation. This year alone, with the support of the oil refinery, schoolchildren went on ecological expeditions to the villages of Agro-Pustyn and Papushevo in Ryazan District, worked at the Participation in the Preservation of Natural and Cultural Heritage Annual Scientific and Practical Conference, and visited the State Darwin Museum.

Environmental protection in the region of operation is one of the main activities of Ryazan Oil Refining Company. The enterprise implements projects to improve the level of environmental and industrial safety during the modernization and reconstruction of production facilities, improve the environmental management system, conducts environmental education work with schoolchildren and students.

The staff of the enterprise participates in city, regional and federal clean-up days to beautify and clean up the city of garbage. Volunteers of the enterprise initiate actions for the greening of Ryazan. This year, within the framework of the Green Spring – 2022 National Campaign, workers of Ryazan Oil Refining Company planted 270 seedlings of pyramidal poplar, linden and lilac.

Note for Editors:

Ryazan Oil Refining Company is the largest refinery of Rosneft. The production capacity of the plant includes 28 processing units.

The Ryazan Oil Refining Company produces a wide range of high-quality petroleum products, such as high-octane motor gasolines, including the green Euro 6 and Pulsar 100, diesel fuel, jet fuel, road and construction bitumen, and others.

The Oka Reserve was created in the Ryazan region to preserve and study the flora and fauna of the Meshchera. There are 61 species of mammals, 266 species of birds, 6 species of reptiles, 11 species of amphibians, and 39 species of fish living on the reserve territory.

There are two nurseries in the reserve: for bison and cranes. Since 1959, the nursery has raised more than 300 bison as well as more than 500 cranes (since 1979), all released around the world.

Information Division
August 12, 2022

Keywords: Environmental news 2022