Khabarovsky Province Hunting Department and hunting resources users perfect their professional skills
Among 60 seminar participants was the staff of the Khabarovsky Province Hunting Department, Service for fauna Protection and Protected Areas, and hunting resources users. They are the ones being in the forefront when dealing with human-predators conflicts, revealing and investigating violations against fauna species, and safeguarding habitats of the Amur tiger and ungulates. This seminar, that was not the first one in the row, was conducted as part of the Cooperative Agreement between WWF Russia and Khabarovsky Province Ministry of Natural Resources.
Among the lectors were representatives of Inquiry Unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Amur Basin Environmental Prosecutor Office, and Veterinary Department of Khabarovsky Province. Common mistakes when opening an administrative case, providing veterinary safety and control, issues on labelling and investigation of criminal cases were reviewed. Also, techniques of tiger tracking and conflicts prevention were considered, as well as the legal basis for the supervision over hunting industry, monitoring of game species, and issues on management plans for hunting clubs.