More than 30 tigers are killed annually in Primorye by poachers

Each year, 30 to 50 tigers recorded in the International Red Book, die annually in Primorye, in connection with what environmentalists are urging the authorities to increase funding for conservation of populations and toughen penalties for poaching, according to the regional administration.

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.

Meeting on the conservation of the region of Amur tiger held in Primorsky Krai Administration with the participation of the vice-governor of the region Sergey Sidorenko, and ecologists, representatives of environmental prosecutors and RPN.

"The tiger habitat die annually 30-50 tigers. This year, thanks to the coordinated action of ecologists, conservation management, control and regulation of wildlife Primorye, police in the region were the remains of large seizures of tigers," — said.

According to the administration, including the skins were those that belonged to one-and two-month cubs. In addition, six tiger skins were seized from a resident in the spring of Nakhodka.

"The state of the Amur tiger remains fragile and requires a comprehensive conservation measures — to increase funding for programs to Amur tiger conservation to improve the regulatory framework for the protection of the Red animals," — said in a release.

In particular, the experts recognize the need to tighten the Russian legislation in favor of increasing the fines and terms of imprisonment for the murder, sale and purchase of the Red animals and their derivatives.

"Also, environmentalists claim that criminal liability with tangible punishment should advance in the illegal transfer of the remains of animals across the border, for the fact of smuggling, regardless of the value of derivatives" — said the administration.

As part of the meeting it was decided to resume the work of the Interagency Coordinating Council for the Protection of Animals Red in Primorye.

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