WWF transfer technique to reserve Sredneussuriysky in Primorye

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia solemnly on Wednesday will give a new reserve "Sredneyssuriysky" in Primorye UAZ and snowmobile, which will serve to protect the area from poachers, told RIA Novosti the Amur branch fund.

State natural biological reserve "Sredneussuriysky" was established in October 2012 and reached the regional value. In its territory, including live Amur tigers, listed in the Red Book.

"The new UAZ and a snowmobile will be transferred to Preserve its territory. Besides managing the reserve and environmentalists, in a ceremony attended by representatives of local authorities and the Maritime Administration of protected areas," — said the source.

According to him, the new technique will be used primarily to protect the reserve from encroachment of poachers. Protecting this area is particularly important due to the fact that, according to the plans, reserve "Sredneussuriysky" link Amur tigers in the Russian part of the range with a limited group of tigers on the ridge Vandashan in China.

Earlier land reserve "Sredneussuriysky" became the center of public attention in connection with the plans of company "Les Export" on commercial felling in the area.

Against logging in these important areas for tigers were environmentalists led by WWF. In July 2011, the issue of deforestation in a bikini was the subject of the meeting, chaired by First Deputy Prime Minister Victor Zubkov.

According to the list of orders made up Zubkov after the meeting, WWF and JSC "Les Export" were to determine the "territory in return areas Pozharskaya nut-fishing zone and created the state reserve" Sredneussuriysky. "

Siberian tiger lives in the Russian Far East — the Khabarovsk and Primorsky regions. In the middle of the XIX century the predator population in Russia amounted to more than a thousand individuals. Predation and destruction of its habitat has led to the fact that for 100 years, the number of individuals was reduced to 50, and the Siberian tiger found in the 40-ies of XX century on the brink of extinction. After taking action population has increased. Recent surveys show that the number of predators stabilized at about 450 individuals.

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