Tashir group joins campaign to save amur (siberian) tiger
Amur Tiger Center
The Amur Tiger Center is an autonomous nonprofit organization established by the Russian Geographical Society in July 2013 at the initiative of President Vladimir Putin in order to study and preserve this species. Its main task is to maintain Russia’s Amur tiger population at its present level, and create an enabling environment to stimulate its growth. To that end, the Center runs a comprehensive program for the prevention of poaching, which includes providing economic incentives to discourage illegal hunting, dispatching mobile environmental monitoring teams, shaping a zero-tolerance attitude to poaching among the general public, supporting the development and operation of specially protected nature reserves in Russia’s Far Eastern Federal Districts, and promoting the objective of preserving the Amur tiger, both in Russia and internationally.
Tigers in Town
Tigers in Town is an annual event intended to raise awareness of the threat of extinction facing tigers worldwide. The project was launched by the heads of state of 13 nations at the Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg in 2010. The summit brought together countries that have tiger populations, including Russia, which is home to the largest and northernmost tiger species, the Amur (Siberian) tiger.
There are presently some 540 Amur tigers living in Russia’s Far East, which makes up 95 percent of their global population. This year’s Tiger Day activities, which will take place in Moscow between July 29th and July 31st, will focus specifically on the Amur tiger. Their objective is to introduce city people to this rarely seen mammal, which most urban residents know so little about, and encourage the public to support wildlife preservation in Russia.
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