New Year presents from WWF and VTB Bank
This support has been provided as part of the big cats’ conservation project run by WWF since 2016 with funds of VTB Bank in the Russian Far East, the Caucasus, and the Altai to take care over the Amur tiger, the Amur, the Persian and snow leopards. One of the project’s goals is to provide technical support to protected areas and agencies in charge of these rare cats protection and resolving conflicts with large predators, namely the Amur tiger.
The Ussuriisky Nature Reserve got Mitsubishi L 200 off roader and Yamaha Viking skidoo. Another Mitsubishi L 200was given to the group for tiger monitoring and conflicts mitigation with tiger active at the federal agency “Zapovednoye Priamurye”. The Bikin National Park Stels ATV 500 YS Leopard; the Lazovsky Nature Reserve got Yamaha outboard, while a Taiga Patrul skidoo went to the group for tiger monitoring and conflicts mitigation with tiger based in the Sikhote-Alinsky Nature Reserve. The Primorye-based Rehabilitation Centre “Tigr” obtained an ATV RM (Russian Mechanics), a car trailer for its transportation, a power generator, and Yamaha Viking skidoo. An ATV RM, a car trailer for its transportation, a Taiga Patrul skidoo, and two different power Yamaha outboards were handed to the Primorsky Province Wildlife Management Department. An alum boat and two inflatable boats SOLAR with additional equipment were purchased for the Khabarovsky Province Directorate for Animals and PAs Protection.
In 2017, the Bikin National Park received 48 camera traps with memory cards and electric batteries to monitor the Amur tiger while the Primorsky Province Wildlife Management Department was provided with four new off-roaders Mitsubishi L 200. In 2018 Yamaha snowmobile and Mitsubishi L 200 were handed to the Evreiskaya Province Directorate for Animals and PAs Protection; a skidoo with a trailer for its transportation, and ATV-snow and swamp-going Yamaha were given to the Primorsky Province Wildlife Management Department; Yamaha skidoo – to one of the Khabarovsky Province forestry unit; the same skidoo and a Japan-made outboard engine – to the Bikin National Park; an alum boat Sever and Yamaha outboard engine – to the Joint Directorate of the Lazovsky Nature Reserve and the Zov Tigra (Call of the Tiger) National Park.
The Amur tiger conservation projects in the Russian Far East are implemented with support of the Amur Tiger Center and WWF Russia.