A new federal strategy for the conservation of the Amur tiger

The recommendations from the scientists in the course of Primorye in the Sikhote-Alin Reserve, entered into a new federal strategy for the conservation of the Amur tiger in Russia, which is in the Red Book, told RIA Novosti head of the laboratory of ecology and animals of the Pacific Institute of Geography FEB RAS, PhD Ivan Seredkin.

According to the last census, in Primorsky and Khabarovsk — the only habitat of the halo tigers in Russia — home to about 450 animals. Russian and international organizations are making efforts to prevent its decline.

"Recommendations from coastal scientists as a result

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Volcanic ash threatens aircraft

Ash, which throws Kamchatka volcano Kizimen a threat to air transport. This was reported by Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Experts assigned eruption so-called "yellow" code aviation hazard. Kizimen threw a huge column of ash more than three kilometers in height. Also out of the crater lava, which has already passed the half-way to the foot of the volcano, reports NTV.

More than 8 million people in China suffer from drought, lack of drinking water

 

More than 8 million people in China because of the intense and prolonged drought are suffering from a shortage of drinking water, according to Chinese media today.

As the papers say, drought gripped Yunnan, Shanxi, Hubei, Sichuan and Gansu. According to the headquarters for flood control and drought, and crops were lost on the area 3,640,000 ha.

Sent to affected areas operative groups to calculate the damage and care. In particular, the Ministry of Finance of China has provided assistance to affected residents 500 million yuan / $ 80 million /.

A quarter of the French Alps glaciers melted in the last 40 years

Glaciers in the French Alps has decreased by 26% over the past four decades, according to BBC Television and Radio BBC.

"According to recent studies, the area of glaciers in the French Alps reduced from 375 square kilometers in 1960 to 275 square kilometers in the late 2000s. Biggest losses were southern" — quoted by the BBC BBC statement Garden Marie (Marie Gardent) from the University of Savoy at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco.

Some southern Alps have lost their ice caps. For example, the glaciers have disappeared from the array Belladonna (peak height of about

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Only 30% of waste is disposed of legally in Moscow

Burial, only 30% of waste generated in Moscow, is legally, to the report of a draft strategy for socio-economic development of the capital until 2025.

The document is published on the website of the Moscow Department of Economic Policy and Development.

"According to official estimates, only 30% of waste is disposed of legally in Moscow, Moscow region and the capacity of existing landfills almost exhausted," — the report says.

According to the data, in general, the city has not yet solved the problem of the system of collection, sorting, complex processing and industrial use of garbage and waste.

As

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More than 120 pigs have died in the Tver region, possibly because of the plague

More than 120 pigs were killed at the farm male colony Number 4 (IR-4) of the city of Torzhok, Tver region, veterinarians do not rule out an outbreak of African swine fever, told RIA Novosti source in the regional police.

"The loss of 127 pigs was recorded at the end of May. Local veterinary service as a result of research first diagnosed pasteurellosis. The material was sent to the regional veterinary service, which experts made a preliminary diagnosis of" African swine fever ", — told the agency.

He added that the final confirmation of the diagnosis should

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Patients are increasingly rabid animals attacking residents of Khabarovsk Krai

During eight months of 2011 registered in the region for more than 100 applications Beijing, September 27, PrimaMedia. Patients are increasingly rabid animals attacking residents of Khabarovsk Krai. During eight months of 2011 has already registered more than 100 complaints about bites by wild animals. Most people suffer Bikin and Okhotsk areas. This was announced on the last Tuesday, September 27, sanitary and epidemiological commission on the prevention of rabies in the region, reports Trend. RIA AmurMedia.

Cause of the increasing number of attacks, according to the chief of surveillance Rospotrebnadzor for Tatiana Karovyanskoy Khabarovsk region, lies in the very

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The number of tigers in the last 7 years has decreased by almost 1.5 times

Amur tiger population declining, despite the measures taken to protect them — for the last six or seven years, their number has decreased by almost half, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in anticipation of Tiger Day, which is celebrated in the Far East in the coming Sunday.

As the data of monitoring of tigers at 16 model sites in the Maritime Territory, in the last seven years the population decreased by almost half, from about 120 animals in 2004-2005 to less than 80 in 2010-2011.

According to IFAW, the existing measures to protect the species, including

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Environmentalists have convinced to give up cutting 70 thousand hectares of forests of Arkhangelsk

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia, Greenpeace Russia and the timber company "Titan", Rent a forest in the Arkhangelsk region, signed a 25-year moratorium on cutting 70,000 hectares of forest, which is hoping to environmentalists, will become part of the reserve, said Tuesday the WWF.

"The agreement on a moratorium on logging in the most valuable part of the array of indigenous boreal forests on the watershed of the Northern Dvina and Pinega in the Arkhangelsk region and partially located in the lease, the company" Titan ", signed by the two years of difficult negotiations between environmentalists and timber merchants.

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About a third of the monthly norm of precipitation fell over the past day in the CFD

About a third of the monthly norm of precipitation fell in the last day in the Central Federal District, the increase in snow cover was about 12 centimeters, told RIA Novosti on duty situation center Hydromet.

"According to preliminary data, in the past day has dropped from 6 to 14 mm, an increase of snow cover between 5 and 12 centimeters. During a heavy snowfall last night was the same, dropped from 4 to 14 millimeters of rain. This is where a third of the monthly average , "- said the source.

He stressed that these are preliminary data, more

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