Protection of endangered species: Siberian tiger

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The Siberian tiger project

The Russian Geographical Society has been supporting the project since 2010.

Mission of the project: study condition of the Siberian tiger population, develop scientific basis for preservation of the animal.

Studies within the framework of the project include analysis of sex and age structure, space structure of the Siberian tiger population, analysis of seasonal movements of the predator and his prey using traditional biological and state-of-the-art molecular-genetic and noninvasive hormonal methods.

Besides purely scientific mission, the project supposes to solve an important social issue – attract social attention to the problem of the Siberian tiger preservation in Russia.

Within obligations taken by Russia at the Tiger summit our country has established Autonomous non-profit organization (ANO) “The Siberian tiger” center” in 2013. Main task of the Center is preservation and growth of the rare cat population, combating with poaching and territorial security optimization. Aid to the President of the Russian Federation K.A. Chuychenko headed the supervisory board of the organization.

The Russian Geographical Society became the only establisher of the ANO. Financing of the ANO activities is supposed to be made out of extra-budgetary funds and grants of the Society.

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Foto: Dmitry Mezentsev
22 January 2015

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