Authorities in Yakutia will form 140 teams to shoot wolves

Authorities in Yakutia will form 140 teams of hunters who will shoot in the republic of wolves, whose population exceeded the norm, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday, a representative of the Ministry of Agriculture of the region.

President of Yakutia Yegor Borisov announced on January 15, trehmesyachnik by shooting wolves. The number of wolves in Yakutia is more than 3.5 thousand. Scientists have calculated that the optimal number of them in the largest region of the country should not exceed 500 individuals.

Only in 2012, caused by wolves fell 313 herds of horses and 16,000 reindeer. Especially heavy losses suffered deer farms Aldan, Kobyayskogo, Neryungri, Tomponsky and Eveno Bytantayskogo-ulus. Serious damage caused by wolves and wildlife populations.

"Although the most effective method is to shoot the gray predators from helicopters or airplanes, Yakutia formed 140 teams hunters volchatnikov. Other methods of hunting, for example, with the use of poisons, banned because they are considered inhumane" — a spokesman said.

For every wolf pelt hunters will receive 20,000 rubles.

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