Ten-year ban on spring hunting of birds in Eastern Siberia and the Far East to stop the sharp decline in the number of red-birds like bustards, and White-naped crane suhonos, said ornithologist Daursky Reserve Oleg peas.
As explained environmentalist, in Eastern Siberia and the Far East, the number of red-listed species of birds as suhonos, Bustard and White-naped crane falls. Thus, the number of bustard decreased over the past 70 years, nearly a hundred times — up to 450 individuals, the number of breeding pairs Sukhonosov decreased from 200 in 2004 to fifty in 2012, and the number of pairs of white-naped cranes fell from one hundred individuals and 30.
Expert statement was made after the Red bird counts, which in 2012 took place in the eastern Transbaikal region, with the support of the Steppe of the UNDP and the Government of the Trans-Baikal.
"Spring hunting — one of the main causes of the catastrophic decline in the numbers not only geese, but the vast majority of other species of game birds in eastern Siberia and the Far East. Here in the spring hunt definitely have a moratorium at least ten years. Example, bustard, to Unfortunately, lives in areas outside the reserve (Daursky), and it continues to shoot. Unless strengthen protections bustard may completely disappear from the region in the next ten years ", — told RIA Novosti peas.
He also clarified that ohotinspektora during hunting season can not keep track of which ones the birds hunters shoot "some birds are killed not only from the desire to get a rare trophy, but out of ignorance."
Earlier, as the Goroshko "hunters give up" hunting at least "(exam on, including, and red-listed species — Ed.) Before getting a ticket (hunting license — Ed.) To prevent similar accidents. Simply for permission to come and crusts. "
In contrast to the bustard and crane, the Chinese goose (Sukhonosov) disappearance, according to a representative of the reserve, in the next twenty years is not threatened. The fact is Goroshko explained that over the last few years of the Argun River floodplain — one of the nesting Swan Goose — almost dried up, and the bird moved to the lake in Aga steppe and the Onon River Basin.
"In the coming years is likely to start the wet period, and they will return to reserve on-naped Torey lakes, that is, again, will be under the protection", — concluded the expert.