Interrelation of the Elements of Yakutia’s Natural and Cultural Heritage in the Region’s Positioning and the Development of Ethno-Cultural Tourism

Keywords: heritage, natural resources, cultural value, ethno-cultural tourism.


The article presents the typological model
of Yakutia’s natural and cultural heritage
developed by the authors the substantial
elements of which are natural objects and
phenomena, material artifacts of culture,
material and spiritual objects and spiritual
elements of culture. This model demonstrates
a rather stable sociocultural informational
and value-conscious system, formed in
the course of adaptation of the ethnicities
inhabiting the region to the extremely severe
environment of the North. The objects of
natural cultural heritage create a system
characterized in intrinsic relation by effective
methods of environmental management,
an original material and spiritual culture,
a diversity of strategies of activity and
managing. These reveal themselves in the rigid
observation of natural rhythms, transfer to
the subsequent generations of knowledge of
features of the landscapes, natural resources,
migrations of birds and animals, routes of
nomadic wandering, places of settlements
and nomadic housing, etc., as well as in the
formation of a value-oriented spiritual bond with the primordial habitat, as well as the
perception and celebration of its beauty and

Ethnic Culture of the Peoples of the World