Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the establishment of State Organization National Park "Saylyugemsky," the press service of the government.
The document, signed by Medvedev, creates the legal basis for the main tasks of the National Park "Saylyugemsky" as environmental agencies, states in the release.
This document was prepared by Ministry of Russia for the performance of a government, which established national park Saylyugemsky in the Altai Republic in 2010 to save the Red plants and animals. In the park, which consists of lots "Saylyugem", "Ulandryk" and "Argut" inhabits the largest population of argali in the area of cross-border of Russia and Mongolia (500-600 individuals).
"This is good news for the new year. WWF strongly supports the decision of the Prime Minister, and hopes that the creation of" Saylyugema "will ensure the effective protection of the population in the leopard and argali Argut on Saylyugeme. Liquidate another reserve unfinished" — said the head of the agency in the Altai-Sayan branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia Alexander Bondarev.
Earlier, environmentalists have expressed concern that created the park in 2010 and has not started working. In particular, the last census of argali on the border of Russia and Mongolia have shown that in these places to hunt a lot of poachers because of the lack of protection of the territory.
Altai argali or mountain sheep (argali subspecies) — a rare animal, according to scientists in the world they are no more than 4.5-5.5 thousand individuals, about 28% of them live in transboundary areas of Russia and Mongolia.
Snow leopard (ounce) is an endangered species. The Red Data Book of the Russian Federation and was awarded the first category — "look, which is under threat of extinction at the limit of the range." The total number of snow leopards in Russia, according to experts WWF, is not more than 80-100 individuals in the Altai Mountains are about 30 of these predators.