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WWF helps to improve work of Protected areas of Adygea

17 april 2017
WWF Russia and the natural park "Bolshoy Tkhach" have signed an agreement about cooperation in the environmental protection.

There are following topics of the agreement: protection of wildlife, monitoring of biodiversity, including the rare and endangered species, and also public awareness regarding conservation activities in the Republic of Adygea.

The natural park "Bolshoy Tkhach " is located in the Maykopskiy district of the Republic of Adygea. It is established by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Adygea in 1997. The area of the park is 3705 hectares. In 1999 the park was included into the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Western Caucasus”. At the beginning of this year, in the territory of the natural park "Bolshoy Tkhach" trace of one of the leopards released in Caucasus Biosphere Reserve in July, 2016 . It was young male leopard named Killy.  

Valery Shmunk, the director of regional brunch "Russian Caucasus" of WWF-Russia comments: "This agreement is the next step in cooperation of the WWF and Protected areas of the Caucasian ecoregion. In the territory of the Republic of Adygea there is a high level of landscape diversity, habitats of rare and endangered species of plants and animals, which are have a big value for our planet. Therefore we draw such close attention to the work in these territories".

The parties should develop and approve the action plan of agreement for 2017 till April 30, 2017. This plan must providing specific goals and tasks, and also the actions directed to their achievement and terms of performance.

Signing of the cooperation agreement.
© Vyacheslav Moroz/WWF Russia
For additional information please contact
Head of Caucasus Ecoregional Office