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KRASNOYARSK, July 20. /TASS/. The nature reserve “Stolby” near Krasnoyarsk, one of the most popular vacation spots of townspeople, from July 12 closed because of frequent release of bears on trails, extended the ban on visits by tourists for another week. This was reported on Friday the press-service of the reserve.

Earlier it was reported that the reserve “Stolby” will be closed to public access until 22 July.

“In order to ensure the safety of visitors in the reserve “Stolby” to 29 July 2018 progrevatsya mode “silence” associated with the closure of the tourist district due to the high number of bear” – said the press service.

Earlier, the management of the reserve told TASS that he hoped that the period of absence on the “Pillars” of tourists, many of which are specially fed bears, the predators lost interest in the people, and they go into the woods .

The “Stolby” nature reserve was established in 1925 to protect natural complexes of the rocky massif of the natural boundary Pillars. It is located on the right Bank of the Yenisei river in the South-Western outskirts of Krasnoyarsk. Area of 47.2 thousand hectares. In the protected territory allocated to three areas with different modes of protection: a closed area, a buffer zone, tourist district.