Customs Officers of Altai – Sayan got trained on wildlife contraband
Special practical workshop for customs officers of Siberian Customs Department was conducted in the largest Siberian city, Novosibirsk. 15 customs officers from 8 regional offices were trained in CITES and Red Book regulations on international trade of flora and fauna, special techniques to prevent illegal transportation of wildlife across state border, identification of species and their derivates. Experienced experts of Russian Customs Academy, WWF and Siberian Ecological Center (regional NGO) were the training lecturers.
The Atlas of animal species and their derivates – the main objects to illegal trade in Altai-Sayan Ecoregion was published for customs offices and customs check – points of Ecoregion along with the CD with methodical information on illegal trade on wild plants and animals and two kinds of posters with CITES species of Altai-Sayan Ecoregion.