For two weeks in July a comprehensive scientific expedition of the National Park "Russian Arctic" and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Russia), composed of sixty people took to the research ship "Professor Molchanov" more than four thousand nautical miles, rose above the eightieth parallel and made the landing National Park and the Federal Reserve "Franz Josef Land". The main objective of the expedition was to collect information on the status of ecosystems and objects of cultural and historical heritage in the Orange Islands and the Cape of Desire - is just the National Park "Russian Arctic". At Cape Desire scientists and representatives of the Ministry of Russia met the state inspectors of the park that are engaged in furnishing the reference point here is the second year in a row.
National Park "Russian Arctic" was established June 15, 2009 by the Federal Government. The territory of the national park is located on the northern tip of Novaya Zemlya. The total area of the national park - 1.426 million hectares. To preserve the natural systems and the most valuable objects of the national park "Russian Arctic" and the state nature reserve of federal importance "Franz Josef Land" in December 2010 created the State Organization "National Park" Russian Arctic ". State natural reserve of federal importance "Franz Josef Land" was created in 1994 on an area of 42,000 square meters. km.