Russia and China can create a reserve for the protection of leopards and tigers

Russia and China on the basis of the National Park "Land of Leopard", established in Primorye in 2011, may establish a cross-border area for the conservation of Red animals — leopard and tiger, told reporters Khabarovsk head of the department of public policy and regulation in the field of hunting and of animals World MNRE Valery Orlov.

"In 2011, the national park" Land of Leopard "in Primorye to save the leopard and tiger, and we're going on the basis of the national park to make cross-border protected areas with China to promote the conservation and tiger and leopard on the Chinese side," — said Orlov after a meeting of experts on the protection of the environment in the framework of the APEC forum.

He noted that the rare species of flora and fauna are the most vulnerable component of biodiversity. Distribution of individual plants and animals is not limited to one country.

"There are migratory birds that nest in the Russian Federation, and winter in the other countries. There is a bird — Arctic Tern, it breeds in the tundra in the north of Russia, and winters in Australia. To save them, the efforts of one country and bordering countries is not enough. Should cooperate throughout the flyway, "- he said.

As noted Orlov, in the format of APEC environmental issues were not raised in 1994, discussed the other priority issues related to the economy, but now the environmental issues raised in the category of priority.

"Following the discussions, the Ministers will develop a joint statement in which these issues will be reflected. This document will guide the country to work," — he said.

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