Siberian Cranes, suddenly became famous after a joint mission with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, had returned to his native nursery Oka Reserve, where to be sent to winter in Uzbekistan plane. The "Flight of Hope" Continues — cranes nursery can annually put on the wing to 20 chicks to save the rare and beautiful birds.
Parent chick — a man in a white suit, as it takes the form of adult Siberian Crane. Masking is not random, the biologists have a difficult task — to bring up the chicks, but so that they do not refer to a person as a friend to be afraid. They do not know that the world is a gun. But well aware trike — getting used to the sound of the engine chicks they raise his record.
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Six cranes, which in early September on the Yamal flew Vladimir Putin, are alive and well and feel fine, contrary to statements by some journalists about the death of birds, assured Markin. Siberian Cranes, unfortunately scientists were not able to fly on their own to the wintering grounds. Five were brought back to the nursery, they now expect the sixth crane, which was able to independently fly to Kazakhstan, where he was picked up.
Project for breeding cranes in captivity for almost 40 years, but we know he was only last summer, after the participation of the Russian president.
"From the whole team, who worked there, most liked Vladimir Vladimirovich, who did exactly what he was shown and explained. And try to be adequate with cranes, unlike journalists who climbed to the Siberian Crane with cameras," — says the director of the reserve .
Public attention to the project for funding. The annual cost of preparation and production cranes in the wild is about eight million rubles, the lion's share of which "eats" rent helicopters and boats in Western Siberia.
Why STERKH Uzbekistan?
"The closest place from Yamal, where they overwinter Cranes — is south of Uzbekistan, on the border with Afghanistan. There, in the valley of the Amu Darya River, is swampland, where for many years wintering gray cranes. Have an idea to introduce this pack of wild common cranes our chicks that they have learned to feed together with gray and check this place out as the future for wintering cranes, "- says a leading researcher of the Oka Reserve Tatiana Kashentseva.
The idea that the cranes need to be saved, born in 1974. The first, which began breeding cranes in captivity, became director of the International Fund for cranes from George Archibald and Soviet professor Vladimir Flint due to which there was a nursery. However, the biggest challenge was to preserve the nursery.
"In the 90 years of destruction was complete, it seemed that the end of the park and kennel. Was only thanks to the support of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), we were able to stay afloat," — says Markin.
Not only Siberian Cranes
"Flight of Hope" could be present and other birds at risk of extinction, according to the program coordinator for the conservation of biodiversity of WWF-Russia, Vladimir Krever.
"The problem is also relevant for large falcons — primarily merlins, to a lesser extent for Peregrine and Saker. These birds of prey is quite a high demand in Central Asia and in particular in the United Arab Emirates," — says Krever.
In Soviet times, nurseries could similarly save bustard. In addition, WWF managed by artificial breeding to restore the population of Kamchatka almost disappeared Aleutian goose.