The UN recognizes positive experience of the Bikin National Park
Rodion Sulyandziga, head of the Centre for Indigenous People Assistance, shared the positive experience of the Bikin NP as one of the first in Russia where a new model of co-managing nature resources in partnership with governmental agencies, ecologists, and indigenous people is being applied.
WWF Russia and the Amur Tiger Centre are among pioneers of the Park’s establishing, development and international recognition. With the support of the two NGOs, the Amur tiger monitoring is underway, needed equipment and gear are bought to protect the area, rangers’ stations are repaired, local holidays to maintain original traditions are conducted.
Establishing of the Bikin National Park has become possible due to the support of the Russian President’s Administration and the Amur Tiger Centre that pay attention both to the protection of the area and to the development of social sphere of the Krasny Yar village.
FYI The Bikin National Park is the biggest protected area in the Amur tiger home range covering over 1,6 million hectares of forests. It was established in 2015 in Pozharsky District of Primorye to conserve the Bikin River basin’s forests, the local large grouping of the Amur tigers, and the traditional nature use of the indigenous people.