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Land of the Snow Leopard Festival’s 5th Year Anniversary

19 october 2015
A special event was hold in Republic of Altai to mark the anniversary of Altai-Sayan ecoregional festival that is aimed to raise awareness on conservation of rare predator.

The festival is a WWF colourful annual event that became very popular among local people of all ages.  This year the festival had 4000 participants who participated to call for snow leopard and other rare species conservation.

The anniversary event hold in the National Theatre of Republic of Altai in October.

A lot of information stations, interactive places, exhibitions were organized in the theatre to involve the visitors into eco-activities. All visitors had a chance to play and learn at the “Protected Areas” place. Master-classes on drawing, felt toys making, quizzes and quests were prepared to entertain the participants.

The final show was staged. It included performances of different school teams of Altai-Sayan about animals and plants of the native land. Alexander Alisov, the Head of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Republic of Altai greeted the participants on behalf of the Head of the Republic of Altai. “The unique nature of Mountain Altai, its extremal biological diversity is really worth conserving. The habitation of such a rare predator as snow leopard is an indication of the healthy environment. We should do our best to save our land for the future generation”, says Alisov.

Elena Repetunova, WWF Altai-Sayan programme Coordinator commented: “I reckon it is vitally important to work with children on nature conservation issues because they  are the most sincere guides to the souls and hearts of the adults”.

WWF will continue to support the event further  in spite of the fact that the festival gained many partners and friends. WWF support is vital to make the event stable, colourful and professional up to the level to keep this fantastic tradition vital and effective.

 

The cake presented to the Festival's winners.
© WWF Russia
The children of all ages gathered in Gorno-Altaisk, the capital of Republic of Altai, to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the event.
© WWF Russia / Lubov Ivashkina
Snow Leopard Festival's participants.
© WWF Russia / Lubov Ivashkina
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Altai-Sayan ecoregional press-officer