Three ecological corridor for tigers can create in Khabarovsk

Three ecological corridor on the migration routes of the Amur tiger can be created in the Khabarovsk region, which will help keep the population of the Red Book species, told reporters on Wednesday, the director of the Amur branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Yuri Darman.

"There is a chance to create the Khabarovsk Territory three ecological corridor for tiger — it Khor, Muhensky Motaysky and if we create them, it will help preserve the tiger population," — said Darman.

He noted that the establishment of ecological corridors provided on the border with the Primorsky Territory in the area of the cedar-broadleaf forests in the Bikin River Valley. This valley is the last major portion of these forests in the Maritime region, has not yet passed logging. It has about 35 tigers.

In this area are implemented two related Russian-German project: "Conservation of pine forest habitat of the Amur tiger" and "Bikin Project", in which part of the forest for 49 years, was leased to the community of indigenous people. It prohibits logging, but allowed collection of nuts and wild plants, and in addition, the community protects the area from poaching and fires.

The Amur tiger is listed in the International Red Book, in Russia, these animals are found only in the Primorsky and Khabarovsk regions. According to the last census, the population of the rare animals in the country has about 450 species.

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