Install camera traps in Primorye for studying tigers and leopards

Experts will establish 60 new modern camera traps in the National Park "Land of Leopard" in Primorye, which will expand the area of research and quality of Red Amur leopards and tigers, according to the Amur branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia.

To maintain the population of the two Red predators in Primorye in 2012, a National Park "Land of Leopard". It includes a nature reserve "Cedar Pad" and reserve "Leopard", the area of which is increased to 261 thousand hectares.

"In the near future in the national park will be set 60 modern camera traps purchased at the expense of the Euro-Asian Studies Center, preservation and restoration of the leopard", — stated in the release.

According to the fund, the new camera traps will help significantly expand the area of research and the quality of the data.

In addition Eurasian center study, preservation and restoration of the leopard financed first stage biotech operations ended in the National Park in September. It was aimed at improving nutrition leopard and tiger — hoofed animals — by providing fodder fields, feeding grounds and artificial salt licks.

Amur tiger and Amur leopard are in the International Red Book. According to the last census, scientists from Russia and the U.S., in Primorye lives no more than 40 individuals of the Amur leopard. For a hundred years the area of their habitat was reduced by 40 times.

Siberian tiger — also one of the rare birds of prey of the world. According to the census carried out in early 2010, the population of tigers in the Primorsky and Khabarovsk regions is about 450 individuals.

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