Save sea otters on the Kuril Islands: WWF-Russia and Kinder join forces again
A new project of WWF-Russia, which is implemented with the financial support of the Kinder® brand, is aimed at preserving rare marine mammals of the Pacific Ocean: sea otters and Steller sea lions. The goal is to identify the reasons for the decline in the number of marine mammals off the South-Eastern coast of Kamchatka and on the Northern Islands of the Kuril range. Several expeditions will take place during the project in 2020. Their results will help scientists develop measures for
- stabilization of the population status of sea otters;
- prevent further degradation of marine ecosystems in the region.
The project also aims to reduce the disturbance factor on the Steller sea lion rookery in Mokhovaya Bay (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky) and introduce measures to regulate rookery visits, which will help to stabilize the number of animals there.