Sergey Gashchak films the return of nature in Chernobyl

Sergey Gashchak films the return of nature in Chernobyl

Sergey Gashchak is a recognized expert in radioecology. And through his years of research in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, he has become one of the most respected experts when it comes to flora and fauna in the region.


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In order to understand how nature has developed in this deserted area, Sergey installed several hidden cameras in the area. The result of his observations amazed him so much that he reported not only to his colleagues, but also to the Ukrainian government and later to the whole world.

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When the Chernobyl nuclear disaster over three decades ago forced people to leave the area around the power plant, nature slowly began to reclaim the area.

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Sergey’s observation results document the lush fauna that has developed since then.

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The exclusion zone has turned into a new home for a large number of animals. There are even some very rare and endangered animal species among them.

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For example, you can see a black stork here, which is extremely rare in the rest of the country. Here he is just about to build his nest.

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The storks also enjoy the wonderful weather.

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This lesser spotted eagle also allows itself to be warmed by the sun’s rays.

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Just like this bobcat and his cub.

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However, the environmental researchers hadn’t expected the next resident: the last time bears were spotted in the area was over 100 years ago. And now they are back again!

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The Przewalski horses, which are threatened with extinction, also like it in the exclusion zone.

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Day or night, the animals feel good.

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But sometimes nature can also be cruel and breathtaking at the same time.

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For example, this moose found the hidden camera and enjoyed its 15 minutes of fame.

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According to experts, the exclusion zone is still uninhabitable for humans and animals, but nature seems to see the whole thing a little differently.

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Sergey and his supporters would like to use these pictures to draw attention to the wonderful development. Unfortunately, there are always people who illegally hunt or dispose of industrial waste in the zone.

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Meanwhile, environmentalists are trying to convince the government to convert the exclusion zone into a national park.

In this video (in Russian) you can see more footage from the area:

After all that man has done in this region, it would be a shame if flora and fauna were destroyed again by renewed intervention. One can therefore only hope that the government will show some understanding.

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