Mari El Republic
The Republic of Mari-El was recognized in 2011 as the most promising ecologically clean region of the country. On a relatively small territory there are 2 nature conservation objects – “Bolshaya Kokshaga” and “Mariy Chodra”
The main territory of the reserves is occupied by tall coniferous forests, however, there are forb meadows with such rare melliferous plants as heather, forest apple, Ural tsitserbita. In the South of the Republic there is a century-old linden forest, which occupies 10% of the entire area of Mari El.