Tomsk hunters due to unusually cold weather organized feeding roe deer listed in the regional Red Data Book of the animals to be easier to deal with the cold, told reporters on Tuesday the head of the regional department of natural resources and the environment, Alexander Adam.
By 1980, due to poaching and intensive hunting of Siberian roe deer population within the area decreased by 10 times. In 2009, the order of the governor of the animal was included in the Red Data Book of the Tomsk region. Thanks to the actions of local environmentalists, from 2008 to 2011, the number of animals in the region has grown by a third — from 744 to 998 individuals. In the summer of 2012 they were the first time in 50 years, appeared in the north region — Parabel area previously inhabited by deer only in the south. For the shooting of the Siberian roe deer in the Tomsk region criminalized.
From the middle of December in the region to establish the abnormal cold, the thermometer in Tomsk fell to minus 40 degrees in the area — up to 46 degrees below zero.
"The beast is cold, but the hunters not touch them. There are some species that we serve. Example, roe — exotic for us to look … The northern boundary of its range in the south of Tomsk region, but recently saw two Parabel area. For them (organized ) dressing and salt, security, "- said Adam.
Head of the Department said that the deer are suffering not only from the cold, but from the deep snow. He added that many Siberian animals, such as bear, chipmunk, fell into hibernation, some animals, in particular, coach bask, "diving into the snow."
Siberian roe deer — a small deer fine addition. The animal has a small trunk in high shapely legs, long neck, big eyes, the males — small horns. In the Tomsk region deer migrate from the south — from the Novosibirsk and Kemerovo regions. The main factor limiting the movement of these animals is the height of the snow cover. Typical deer habitat — areas of empty forest, interspersed with open spaces: fields and tall grasslands.