Kazakhstan may disappear argali

Ecology

22.07.2010.Beznakazannost has meant that virtually destroyed a rare animal — Karatau argali — claim in forestry Zhambyl oblast, the Agency "Kazakh-grain."

Local inspectors recently arrested another hunter argali, the Red Book and protected by the state.

According to foresters, in recent years, none of the poachers did not suffer deserved punishment. Hunter from Taraz detained in the Karatau Mountains since gutted carcass of the animal. Horns, hooves — all said that this mountain sheep — argali. Experts identified — female.

Tabyszhan Arystankulov, inspector of Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Zhambyl region:

— By all indications, it is visible — it was young. Now because of these animals during calving. Now consider, not a poacher killed argali, and three.

Confiscated from poachers rifle and ammunition, and the animal's body was sent for examination. Karatau argali is valuable not only because it disappears as a species. He can live and reproduce only in its natural habitat — Karatau Mountains.

Tabyszhan Arystankulov, inspector of Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Zhambyl region:

— These argali protects special state organization "Ohotzooprom" the Committee for Forestry and Hunting. Zhambyl region has two representatives. I do not know how they work. Argali's not so much — you can each day count.

The inspector said that the end of the last century, there were about a thousand Karatau argali, today — just a few dozen. According to him, for their massive destruction resulting impunity of poachers. For example, last year the act was arrested a resident Zhualinskogo district.

Ernazarbek Zhantaev, inspector of Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Zhambyl region:

— All this we seized and put into Zhualinsky police department. Criminal case. For some reason it was not completed. We tried to contact them, even sent a letter, but the answer was not. Poacher remained unpunished.

A law to poachers severe — a fine of more than two million tenge and imprisonment of up to three years.

A local resident of argali kept at his home. He confessed to the inspectors that found him still small, has grown and tried to breed with pets. By law, he had to report their findings to the relevant authorities. Selection is generally prohibited conduct. This is considered abuse of wild animals. However, the owner was not charged with any crime — argali Pribluda was found and sent to the zoo.

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