Khabarovsky province Governor’s Award to WWF
Yury Darman was among three ecologists being awarded the Governor’s certificate. This is the first award of such a high level that WWF Russia Amur branch ever got, though it has been cooperating with the Government of Khabarovsky province on various projects for over 15 years. This year the plan of joint activities of WWF and the Departments of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Khabarovsky province (Dept. of Environment control, Dept. on Game Resources, Forestry Department) has been thoroughly developed and adopted. It involves the establishment of new protected areas, support for existing PAs and Wildlife Protection Agency, and assistance in halting illegal logging.