Kazakhstan rangers rescued Siberian Crane flock of "Flight of Hope", with which President Vladimir Putin flew motodeltoplane previously transmitted by the Russian ornithologists, said on Wednesday the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan.
One of the six cranes, with whom in September as part of the "Flight of Hope" motodeltoplane Putin flew to train birds to a long flight, was found in the Akmola region in northern Kazakhstan on October 7 in a private courtyard.
The "Flight of Hope", implemented in Russia, aimed at maintaining and increasing the populations of white cranes — cranes belonging to the rare species of the world fauna.
The experiment, which was attended by President of the Russian Federation, began in the spring at the nursery of rare species of cranes Oka State Biosphere Reserve. Grown in the reserve chicks raised by a special method, which eliminates their habituation to humans. Specialists who cared for the birds, dressed in white suits that mimic face adult Siberian Crane. While to get used to the sound of the Siberian Crane chicks trike he put his record. The fact that the captive-bred migratory birds can not fly alone for the winter, as there is no adult who can show them the route.
As told earlier presidential press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, six cranes, with whom Putin flew, hoisted a pack of common cranes in Belozersky Federal Reserve in the Tyumen region. However, due to the fact that birds do not have time to get used to, for the winter, along with gray cranes could fly only one Siberian crane. The remaining five birds birdwatchers taken to preserve near Ryazan.
However, according to Sands, a white crane was unable to successfully complete their mission. He, along with gray cranes flew about 500 kilometers, and the birds made a stop in Kazakhstan. Here they were attacked by wild dogs. Accustomed to living in the wild cranes, sensing danger, departed, and the Siberian crane, raised in captivity, nearly became a victim.
Siberian crane — a large crane, whose growth is 140 centimeters and can weigh up to seven pounds. In Western Siberia are now recorded only 20 birds.
The "Flight of Hope" involves wiring in nursery-grown Siberian crane chicks from nests in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in Western Siberia and Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to the south.