WWF Russia Amur branch opened a school for the staff of protected areas in the Amur basin
A quarter of a century WWF works in the Russian Far East. All these years one of the main tasks was the creation of a network of protected areas (PAs). At present, the PA system in the Russian part of the Amur-Heilong Ecoregion is almost completed. Nature reserves and national parks play a huge role in preserving rare and endangered species and unique landscapes.
The five-day courses were attended by deputy directors on protection and senior inspectors from 22 reserves and national parks in Zabaikalsky, Evreiskaya, Amurskaya, Khabarovsky and Primorsky provinces.
WWF Russia Amur branch invited leading experts to give lectures. Sergey
Aramilev, the director of the Amur Tiger Center told about the Amur tiger
conservation, the work with conflict animals and supplementary feeding for
ungulates. Mikhail Kreindlin, head of the program for protected areas of
Greenpeace Russia, reviewed the difficult situations while detaining poachers.
Yury Darman, honorary adviser of WWF Russia, made a presentation on the protected
areas system in the Amur Ecoregion.
Other classes at the school included work with unmanned aerial vehicles
(drones), forest taxation, lectures on the program of ensuring the safety of
inspectors, legislation aspects in nature protection, working with the
prosecutor's office and the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural