SNOW LEOPARD FESTIVALS HELD IN ALTAI AND BURYATIA
This year, for the first time, the festivals were held online; the events were supported by the Presidential Grants Fund.
The International Festival "Land of the Snow Leopard" is a colorful holiday dedicated to a rare species of big cats, annually held in the regions of Russia where the snow leopard lives: the republics of Buryatia, Altai and Tuva. This year, due to restrictions on the number of participants in public events, the festival was held online for the first time, while gathering even more local residents. This year's celebration was supported by the Presidential Grants Fund.
- Festival "Land of the Snow Leopard" in Altai
the fall in the capital of the Altai Republic, the city of Gorno-Altaysk, a
gala concert and a ceremony to sum up the results of the republican festival
are held. Teams of schoolchildren from all regions of the republic come to the
holiday. This year the festival in Altai celebrates a decade, a year ago the
organizers planned a big street party, but due to the restrictions of mass
events this autumn in Altai the festival was held in an online format.
The winner of the festival and the owner of the challenge cup "Land of the Snow Leopard" in terms of total points was the team of the Ust-Koksinsky region, in second place - Gorno-Altaisk, the top three was completed by the Turochak region.
- Festival "Land of the Snow Leopard" in Buryatia
In the Republic of Buryatia, the festival is held on the initiative of the Tunkinsky National Park in those areas where snow leopards live - Okinsky and Tunkinsky, and residents of the city of Ulan-Ude become participants. This autumn, more than one thousand schoolchildren will participate in the festival. Works in four nominations were submitted to the competition: "Best Drawing", "Best Souvenir", Fashion Show "Grace of the Snow Leopard" and "Best Video Congratulation".
This year the geography of the festival has expanded, students from educational institutions from Tunkinsky, Okinsky, Muisky, Ivolginsky districts, Ulan-Ude and the neighboring Irkutsk region took part. Most applications were received for the nomination "Best Drawing" - about 900 works, 146 souvenirs were received for the competition, the organizers received 15 video defiles and 22 video congratulations. Summing up the results of the competition of drawings, videos, souvenirs and defile took place on November 11.
The winners will be awarded with diplomas and gifts, and the rest of the participants will receive certificates of participants and souvenirs.
List of winners on the Tunkinsky National Park website: http://www.tunkapark.ru/about/92-novosti/848-opredeleny-pobediteli-pyatnistogo-ekofestivalya.html.
The organizers of the festival in the Altai Republic are the Ministry of Education and Science of the Altai Republic, the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Tourism of the Altai Republic, the Committee for the Protection, Use and Reproduction of Fauna of the Altai Republic, the Saylyugemsky National Park, the Altai State Biosphere Reserve, the Katunsky State Biosphere Reserve ... In the Republic of Buryatia, the festival was organized by: FBU "Roslesozashchita" "CZL of the Republic of Buryatia", the district education department of the Tunkinsky district, the district education department of the Okinsky district.
The festival was supported by the WWF and the Presidential Grants Fund.