Chernomortransneft has relocated Krasnodar Territory’s Red Book plants from the land dedicated to construction of the Novovelichkovskaya–Krasnodar oil pipeline (OTP) not far from Kravchenko settlement of Kholmskaya village (Krasnodar Territory).
The relocation of plants was carried out in accordance with a special permit for removal of objects of flora and fauna that belong to taxa listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation.
In total, 15 lesser butterfly-orchids (Platanthera bifolia) were transplanted. They were moved 500 metres from the old place and planted in a natural environment.
The transplantation was carried out by students of Kuban State University under the guidance of Professor Svetlana Litvinskaya, Doctor of Biological Sciences, and representatives of Chernomortransneft and Transneft PCD. During the next few months the plants will be monitored and watered.
Lesser butterfly-orchid is a 20–50 cm tall perennial herbaceous plant from the Orchidaceae family. It grows in coniferous, deciduous or mixed forests, on forest glades and edges in moist and poor soils.
The Novovelichkovskaya–Krasnodar oil trunk pipeline is being constructed within the scope of the Revamping of Oil Trunk Pipelines for Oil Transportation to Krasnodar Territory Refineries project, whose aim is to ensure supply of sulfur crude oil to Afipsky and Ilsky oil refineries.