MOSCOW, April 27 (RAPSI) – Prosecutors will check information on the mass mortality of turtles in a lake in the Voronezh biosphere reserve, according to a statement of the Prosecutor General’s Office.

After the check certain steps will be taken to determine reasons and condition resulting in the infliction of damage to the fauna, prosecutors note.

Breaching of the nature reserve’s regulations leading to the infliction of considerable damage is punishable under the Criminal Code of Russia, the statement reads.