On November 28 in Abakan Central Post Office the project for rare species conservation - the Siberian (Amur) tiger and the snow leopard - was presented. Daria Tsilina, director of federal postal service of the Republic of Khakassia, FSUE branch "Russian Post", staff of "Khakassia" reserve and representatives of Khakas republican branch of the Russian Geographical Society addressed the children.
About one hundred children came to the event. Employees of the Russian Geographical Society told the children about the life of the snow leopard and showed a film about the problem of the preservation. Daria Tsilina told the children about the participation of Russian Post in the project and presented Sergey Georgiev’s book "Amurchik, or Adventures of a little tiger", which is distributed through the network of post offices in the framework of the Siberian tiger conservation.
Sergei Georgiev’s children's book was released by ROSMEN Publishing House in cooperation with the Siberian Tiger Centre.
"This book is about the adventures of a family of Siberian tigers, who successfully overcome all the trials on their way. With the help of it publishers want to draw the attention of the younger generation to the problem of rare animals preservation, - said Darya Tsilina, addressing the children. - The main character of this book is a tiger named Amurchik who lives in the forest with his father and mother. Every day of his life is full of adventures! He meets a bear named Ermolai Timofeyevich, a fox named Henrietta,a hedgehog named Dorotheos and even the conductor of a chorus of frogs! And the most exciting adventure - meeting with a man - is ahead! So if you want to learn about how inhabitants of the taiga spend their time, read the amusing and funny story of the little tiger and his friends. "
At the end Albina Sklyar, a representative of Khakas republican branch of the Russian Geographical Society presented a film about the snow leopard. In addition, children participated in the drawing contest on the theme of the snow leopard and the Siberian tiger conservation. The winners received gifts from Russian Post: Sergei Georgiev‘s books "Amurchik, or Adventures of a little tiger", stamps with rare animals, magazines, and from the Society’s Khakassky Branch - coloring books called "The world of protected areas". A special prize was awarded to Elena Baranova, an art studio student. The winner received a colorful album "Irbis. Living symbol of Russia" signed by V.V. Putin. The album is signed by the Russian President, who is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society, and the program for the snow leopard conservation is under his personal control.
"We believe it is important and necessary to maintain and carry out activities aimed at education of the younger generation and the challenges of wild cats conservation, and especially the snow leopard!" - Said Albina Sklar on behalf of the Russian Geographical Society.