According to the decrees of the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin № 392 of August 1, 2015 and №7 of January 5, 2016 the year 2017 in Russia is announced the Year of Ecology and of natural areas of preferential protection. The main actions plans that also include the events in the Tyumen region are federally approved.

Regarding the Year of natural areas of preferential protection (NAPP) the plan of the Russian Federation implies celebrating the Day of NAPP in May during which lectures and conversations with school students, the arrangement of expositions in museums, clubs, libraries, community work days are planned; and in July - the "System of natural areas of preferential protection as a basis of preserving biological diversity" conference.

The federal plan of actions associated with the Year of Ecology in the Tyumen region offers the construction of waste recycling plants in the cities of Tyumen, Tobolsk, Yalutorovsk and Ishim, and also the building of the power gas-turbine plant of the Southern Nyurym oil deposit that will allow to reduce the atmospheric emissions from combustion of associated petroleum gas. The Plan of main actions for holding in 2017 the Year of Ecology in the Tyumen region includes 66 most significant events. One can note among them the construction of second stage of sewer treatment facilities of the Regional gerontological center “Kransaya gvozdika” (“Red carnation’), elimination of cumulative ecological damage, the measures for forest preserving and renewal. The state authorities, public organizations, nature managing enterprises, educational and culture institutions and others will take part in implementing this plan.

The coordinator of carrying out the Year of Ecology as well as of the Year of NAPP is the department of subsurface use and ecology of the Tyumen region.

In the region during the Year of NAPP spot checks in protected territories are planned in which will participate the representatives of the public, local self-governing bodies and mass media. It is planned to carry them out in all NAPPs that can be reached by land transport. In total in the Tyumen region are founded 96 natural areas of preferential protection of regional and 2 wildlife areas of federal significance with the total area of about 900 thousand hectares. There is also the wetland ground of international importance "Lakes of the Tobol and Ishim wooded steppe". The first such spot check is scheduled in the wildlife territory “Lebyazhie” (“Swan area”) situated in the Tyumen district that will be 5 years of age on January 23.

The enterprises will also actively participate in events of the Year of NAPP. For instance, LLC RN-Uvatneftegaz made the decision to take under its patronage the nature sanctuary of regional significance "Yu.A. Gagarin woodland park”; by request of LLC “ZapSibNeftekhim” the researches of biodiversity of the wildlife area "Abalak natural and historical complex" will be conducted; the power engineering specialists have decided on holding the community work days in NAPPs where power line routes pass; the leaseholders of timberlands plan to carry out the fire-prevention and sanitary actions.

During the year 2017 the script of the second edition of Tyumen region’s Red Book will be prepared, works on research of sites in Berdyuje, Kazanskoye, Vikulovo, Yarkovo districts having prospects for creation of NAPP, and many other things will be organized.

One of main objectives of carrying out the Year of Ecology and of NAPP is the attraction of the general population to the solution of issues of environmental protection, education of regard for the nature, forming of eco-friendly outlook. With respect thereto the department of subsurface use and ecology of the Tyumen region will announce all events to be held and invites all interested parties to actively participate in them.