Russia will help South Korea keep the population of tigers

Russia is ready to share with environmentalists in South Korea experience a conservation of tigers, which are threatened with extinction, told the Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation Sergey Donskoy.

"From Korea, we discussed the question of how in the future to share experiences on the conservation of tigers. Korea is going to develop this population, we have enough experience, and we will delegate the professionals so they can help them to keep the population" — said Don.

APEC Ministerial Meeting on the Environment as part of the APEC forum held on Wednesday in Khabarovsk. The issues of biodiversity conservation, transboundary pollution, economic "green growth", the use of transboundary watercourses, the effects of climate change. By agreement of the parties meeting called "Khabarovsk statement," its main points will be included in Proceedings of APEC, which will be held in Vladivostok in September.

The tiger is one of the largest predators of the planet. , Nine subspecies of tiger, of which the beginning of the XXI century, only six survived. The total number of tigers in the moment of the order of 4-6.5 thousand individuals, of which the most numerous is the Bengal tiger. In Russia in the Primorsky and Khabarovsk territories inhabited by about 450 species of the Amur tiger. International organizations are making efforts to prevent a reduction in tiger populations.

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