A unified protected area will be established in the Russian Far East for the last 30 Far Eastern leopards.

Today, the meeting has been conduced with Sergei Ivanov, vice-premier minister of RF, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology, and WWF. It was devoted to the conservation of last 30 leopards.

A unified protected area will be established in the Russian Far East for the last 30 Far Eastern leopards.


Today, the meeting has been conduced with Sergei Ivanov, vice-premier minister of RF, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology, and WWF. It was devoted to the conservation of last 30 leopards. Finally, the agreement was reached to establish a single protected area for leopard in the Far East. WWF had been trying to achieve this goal for a long time.

The Ministry of Natural Resources submitted proposals to shift the oldest nature reserve in Russia “Kedrovaya Pad”, which is now under the supervision of Russian Academy of Science and two adjacent wildlife refuges (zakazniks) – Barsovy and Borisovskoye Plateau under its supervision. Sergei Ivanov, vice-premier of Russian Federation, supported this proposal.

“Decentralized management of the protected areas in the leopard habitat made it impossible to implement a unified program for leopard restoration over many years, - says Igor Chestin, director of WWF Russia. “Kedrovaya Pad” nature reserve belongs to the Academy of Science, Barsovii zakaznik to the Ministry of Agriculture, and Borisovskoye Plateau zakaznik to Primorskii Province administration. Moreover, under the present legislation, none of these agencies is responsible for Red Data Book species protection”.

The protection and anti-poaching work issues of the unified PA were also discussed, simultaneously leaving the leading role in research studies to the Academy of Science.

Though it’ll take some time to prepare the statement and proceedings of the meeting, the principal agreement is reached to establish a unified protected area under the supervision of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russian Federation.

For additional information please contact

Yuriy Darman, Director of WWF Russia Far-Eastern Branch,
tel/fax: +7 (4232) 41-48-68, e-mail
Masha Vinokurova, Press officer,
tel: +7 (495) 727-09-39, tel/fax: +7 (495) 727-09-38, e-mail
 

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