New snowmobiles for the vehicle fleet of the Bikin National Park
The supply of a new batch of equipment, clothing, footwear, first aid kits, equipment and building materials to the Bikin National Park became possible thanks to a joint initiative of WWF Russia and the Discovery Channel campaign to increase the number of tigers. While the craftswomen are still sewing traditional patterns on rangers’ jackets, the test-drives for snowmobiles are already completed and the rangers are on their way to winter counts in taiga.
The Bikin National Park, which celebrated its 5th anniversary last year, is a safe home for at least 40 Amur tigers, a place of work for 110 local residents and a territory where the traditions of indigenous peoples are revived. This is the largest and youngest protected area in the tiger's range, with which WWF Russia has a bond of cooperation.
Snowmbiles for the Bikin National Park
Currently, WWF Russia also supports the Bikin National Park to create a buffer zone and is implementing a project for a School of Local Guides with the support of HSBC Bank.