Cape Velikan (Russian: Мыс Великан) is a cape on the Sea of Okhotsk coast of the Tonino-Aniva Peninsula in southeast Sakhalin, Korsakovsky District, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia. The cape is a Natural Monument of regional importance; established in 1990, the protected area covers 39.4 ha (97 acres).
|Location||Korsakovsky District, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia|
|Coordinates||46°37′49″N 143°30′57″E / 46.63028°N 143.51583°E|
|Area||39.4 ha (97 acres)|
|Established||28 March 1990|
The protected area runs from the mouth of the Kedrovka River, to the north, to the pebble beach 120 metres (390 ft) south of the cape. The west border is formed by the logging road, the east by the offshore rocks that are exposed at low tide. The area includes a complex of coastal ecosystems, comprising the flora of the rocks and supralittoral zone — Sargent's juniper (Juniperus chinensis subsp. sargentii), Japanese spikenard (Aralia cordata), and the local spruce-fir forest — a seal rookery, and a bird colony and nesting site.
Within the area, hunting, fishing, specimen collection, and tree felling (other than thinning for maintenance purposes in areas of forest plantation) are prohibited, as is visiting the bird colony between 1 May and 1 August.
- ^ a b "Mys Velikan". Protected Planet. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
- ^ a b c d e f g Мыс-Великан [Cape Velikan] (in Russian). ООПТ России. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
- ^ Закон Сахалинской области от 21 декабря 2006 года N 120-ЗО Об особо охраняемых природных территориях Сахалинской области [Law of Sakhalin Oblast 120-ZO (21 December 2006) On specially protected natural areas of Sakhalin Oblast]. cntd.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 17 May 2022.