The visitor center, created to explore the life of the population of the Amur tiger, opened in Anyuisky national park in the Khabarovsk region, home to the northernmost population of rare predator, said on Thursday the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia.
According to the Fund, the national park "Anyuisky" — one of the fastest growing divisions of nature conservation in the Russian Far East. 3.5 years of his management was able to double the population of tigers in the national park, and build relationships with local people. To date, the park is home to around 10 tigers.
As said at the opening ceremony of the National Park Director Alexander Samarin, the new center — gift to the Nanai area and all visitors to the national park.
"Now, besides its wonderful staff who are engaged in environmental education for children and adults, we have a wonderful information center, equipped, thanks to the project" Northern Tiger ", the latest office equipment," — said Samarin.
According to him, the new center will provide a platform for the local population, with the tourists who come to the national park, as well as the basis of cooperation and understanding to save the Amur tiger.
According to the WWF, visit Outdoor Center in the National Park as part of WWF "Northern Tiger". Thanks to her, as in the National Park have managed to establish security throughout its territory: equip, provide vehicles and communications patrol, build a new cordon "Con" and checkpoint "Bihan."
"At the opening of a visitor center and guests visited the first objects ethnovillage" Alima ", the construction of which began in the forest this year — a hunting lodge, storage shed, traditional hunting Putikov with different kinds of traps for fur animals, which are used Nanai and Udege hunters" — stated in a release.
National park "Anyuisky" was created in 2007. It is the largest of the protected areas created in Russia for tiger conservation in recent years. "Horseshoe" area of 429,000 hectares of land it covers the middle of the Sikhote-Alin on the right bank of the Amur. Are essential spawning salmon and the unique fish fauna of Lake Gussie. In addition, more than two-thirds of the new national park are inhabited by tigers.
The Amur tiger is listed in the Red Book, in Russia these animals live in the Primorsky and Khabarovsk regions. According to the last census, the population has about 450 species. International organizations are making efforts to prevent its decline.