29 and 30 September, Primorye will celebrate International Tiger Day. Every year, on the last Sunday of September, people in Vladivostok are out in the streets to show their love for these striped animals and to raise awareness of the decline of wild tiger numbers.
The Amur tiger is the largest and most Northern subspecies of the tiger. In total, there are less than 600 individuals of this wild cat in the world. About 95% of the Amur tiger population lives in Russia and 5% in China. In 1947, the Amur tiger was taken under protection and tiger hunting was fully prohibited in the USSR.
The event is organized by the Amur Tiger Center, the Primorsky Krai authorities and Vladivostok authorities. The organizers hope to see as many guests on this ecological holiday as possible and they have prepared an exciting program.
Thus, a festive procession will be held in Vladivostok. Animation platforms, where one can learn about the tigers and the activities of environmental organizations for their preservation, will be in the center of the city. In the evening, the central square of the city will host a concert of popular bands.
The full program is available on the website: amur-tiger.ru.
The Amur Tiger Center was established by the Russian Geographical Society in 2013 on the initiative of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. The main task of the organization is to study, preserve and increase the population of the Amur tiger in Russia through environmental, scientific, cultural and educational projects.