The first united anti-poaching brigade of game users and beekeepers in Primorye received the “tiger-bee-mobile” from WWF Russia
Early in 2021, WWF-Russia has launched a project to preserve honey-bearing forests within Amur tiger home range with the support of the Credit Bank of Moscow (MCB). The unique forests of Sikhote-Alin Mountain Ridge become the territory of interaction between 4 hunting clubs “Fauna”, “Sinegorye”, Yakovlevsky RZOP and “Mikhailovskoye” and the Union of Beekeepers of Primorsky province for sustainable development and protection. New off-roader UAZ Patriot, as well as further support from WWF for the work of the inter-farm anti-poaching brigade, will ensure the public control over the situation in the forest. The project goal is to preserve honey-bearing forests and wildlife on the area of more than 100 thousand hectares.
The Far Eastern lindens (Amur, Manchurian and Take linden species) are the most valuable honey-bearing plants in the Russian Far East. Their felling causes colossal damage to the Ussury taiga and beekeeping - an important and unique component of the socio-economic development of the region. Thus, according to WWF-Russia, the real volume of linden timber export in 2018 in the Far East has exceeded the allowed cutting permit by more than 4 times. The public raised the alarm and appealed to the authorities to take urgent measures to preserve the Far Eastern lindens. In 2019, the Governor of Primorye supported the primary regional steps: special linden “no-cut zones” appeared in the Forest Management Plan of Primorsky province, where linden logging is prohibited.