A student of the Russian-American Faculty of the Far Eastern Federal University Elena Maslova first in Primorye "adopted" tigers, selecting from its funds for its protection of 25 thousand rubles. This type for a considerable amount of student knowledge helped the girl: she learns to "excellent" in "World Economy" and for the second year a scholarship fund at Oxford, told Trend. ITAR-TASS press secretary of the Amur branch of the World Wildlife Fund / WWF / Russia Elena Starostin.
The campaign "Adopt a tiger," declared the WWF to raise funds necessary to protect the predators that live in the Primorsky and Khabarovsk regions. "Adoptive parents" may be, anyone who will transfer to this end 25 thousand rubles. The collected funds are used to carry out anti-poaching raids, the purchase of new camera traps to study populations, restoration of the strength of ungulates in tiger habitat, support for protected areas such as national park "Call of the Tiger" in the Maritime region.
For the year of the program, "adopters" were about 200 companies and individuals, but none of them were of the littoral.
"I think the contribution of Helen is not less important than, for example, WWF gift from Leonardo DiCaprio. Because, by and large, is not so much the money, but in a worldview that has the people," — said the coordinator of the Amur branch of WWF Russian Sergey Aramilev.
Today, in the Khabarovsk and Primorsky regions inhabited by about 500 tigers. They are still threatened by fires, deforestation and poachers.