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Serebryansky Nature Reserve

Serebryansky is one of the objects of the nature reserve fund of the Luhansk region, a botanical reserve of local importance. It is being destroyed by Russian troops.



The botanical reserve is located 8 km south-west of the city of Kreminna in the Kreminna district of Luhansk region, on the territory of blocks 110-113, 131 of the Serebrianka forestry of the State Enterprise "Kreminna Forestry and Hunting Range". Coordinates: 48° 57' 18" north latitude, 38° 08' 09" east longitude.


Serebryansky Botanical Reserve of local importance was declared by the decision of the Executive Committee of the Luhansk Regional Council of People's Deputies No. 20/20 of 25 December 2001.

During the Russian invasion, the front line passed through the forests for a long time (since autumn 2022).

General description

The Serebryansky Botanical Reserve covers a total area of 107.1 hectares and includes a complex of forests, swamps, meadows, aquatic and marsh vegetation.


The reserve is a centre of boreal flora, including plant species rare in Luhansk region and listed in the Red Book of Ukraine.


The fauna of the reserve includes the rare common quaksha and the brittle spindleback. Birds nesting here include the black-backed owl, the eared owl, the grey owl, the great crested, medium and small woodpeckers, titmouse, starlings, blackbirds, thrushes, nuthatch, turtle dove, hoopoe, magpie, jay, raven, and pheasant. Mammals in the reserve include European badger, forest marten, European mink, otter, common and teletubby otter, red deer, chamois, wild pig and occasionally moose.

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