The release of Bukhara deers took place in The Ile-Balkhash nature reserve
Since last year, there have been five Bukhara deers on the territory of the reserve, and camera traps have captured the addition of offspring: at least one deer got into the shot of the camera. Now, 14 deers and 1 fawn have joined the horned relatives.
At the beginning of the last century, the Bukhara deer disappeared from the fauna of the Southern Balkhash region, and by the middle of the century - and across Kazakhstan as a whole. Today the animal is listed in The International Red List and The Red List of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The return of the Bukhara deer to the wild nature of the Balkhash region is an important stage in the program of the reintroduction of the Caspian tiger, which WWF Russia is implementing jointly with the government of Kazakhstan.
We express our gratitude to the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan and "Okhotzooprom" for the provided cages for transporting reindeer.