Experts of the Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve in the Primorye during last winter route registration of animals and birds seen an increase in the number of wild boar, spotted deer, red deer, which are the main food for the Amur tiger population, listed in the Red Book, told RIA Novosti Deputy Director for Research Reserve , Ph.D. Elena Pimenov.
Nature Reserve «Sikhote-Alin» was founded in 1935. Guarded area of 398,700 hectares is the most convenient place to monitor the Amur tiger, is listed in the International Red Book.
«As a result of information obtained from 26 species of mammals and several bird species. Preliminary data accounting specialists indicate an increase in the number of wild boar, spotted deer, wapiti. Increase their numbers seen in the past few years. Amur tiger population is the same. Inhabit the reserve up to 20 individuals. obtain some interesting facts: increase the number of wolves in the coastal part of the reserve, the emergence of the Far Eastern wild cats, which were not recorded in the reserve in 1986, «- said the agency interlocutor.
According to her, the total length of survey routes in the reserve is 460 kilometers, which followed 25 people. The reserve is a lot of attention is paid to the integration of individuals of the Amur tiger. While driving on routes specialists perform thorough measurements encountered tiger tracks, celebrate all traces of his life — maturation, scrapes, remains of the victims.
«To verify the data obtained in the footsteps in the snow, using information from fotouchetov tigers data tropleny. However previously it can be said that the further decline of the tiger, which occurs the last few years, is not observed. Hoped that the situation has stabilized, and the next accounting year already show an increase, «- said Pimenov.
She noted that an accounting is complicated this year severe weather conditions. Temperature range on the coast — from minus 12 to minus 23 in the afternoon at night, in the continental regions of minus 22 to minus 35 in the afternoon at night. In addition, after heavy autumn rainfall flowing rivers are not always covered with ice, which makes movement of professionals.
She added that the findings will help in the future accounting to determine production quotas of commercial species of animals and plan biotech and environmental protection.
«The results of the integration of animal sanctuary provides the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Department for the protection, control and regulation of wildlife Primorye, the Vladivostok branch of the FBI,» Special Inspection «Tiger». These data help determine production quotas of commercial species of animals and plan biotech and environmental activities, «- said the interviewee.