As the WWF-Russia, this work is the first time, long
time was an initiative of public environmental and scientific organizations, has received official status and partial financial support from the state budget.
The Office for Protection, Control and Management of wildlife Primorye Territory in conjunction with RAS, with the assistance of the
Reserve "Cedar Pad" and experts WWF, the Amur tiger monitoring completed in the
winter season 2011-2012.
At eight sites under the jurisdiction of the Office of hunting supervision of Primorsky Krai, all the planned routes completed in full
and, in spite of adverse weather conditions, compliance with guidelines. During the month, the data obtained at these sites will
be combined with the results of monitoring in the Khabarovsk Territory and federal protected areas in Primorye. Thus, 16
sites for monitoring tiger show the true picture of changes in the population of this rare predator.
"In contrast to protected areas where tigers feel relatively comfortable with the site, administered by
the Office of hunting supervision, are located in areas where allowed economical use of natural resources. That they
are valuable, because if a change in the number of tigers and their prey, it is primarily manifested in these areas, "- says the program coordinator of WWF Russia Amur branch biodiversity
party monitoring tiger Sergei Aramilev.
In total, two-stage monitoring at 8 sites in Primorye has been previously documented 34 adult tigers. In the area "Sandagou" (Olginsky District) noted five
individuals of the Amur tiger. "Blue" (Chuguev district) recorded finding of 2 tigers.
"Iman" (Dalnerechensk district) marked traces of 2 tigers. At the site
, "Ussuri region" revealed five distinct tigers and a cub. "Borisov plateau" (Nadezhdenskoy district)
recorded five separate two tigers and tiger. "Lazo District," established the presence of six adult tigers
and a cub. "Terneisky area" accounted for five adult tigers. At the site "Bikin '(Pozharsky district) noted five tigers.
"The first monitoring results summarized so quickly
that the Office of hunting supervision of Primorsky Territory will be able to use these data to determine limits for ungulate prey for those areas where identified alarming trends in the Amur
tiger population, - said Sergey Aramilev. - In general, the Phase 2 confirmed the results
of a phase of stabilization, and says the population at the last five years. On the other
hand, the situation is not homogeneous, and in some areas, it is alarming and the need for immediate action.
This northern Primorye, where there is direct poaching of tigers, as well as areas where the company is actively logging and harvesting of ungulates in order
to sell meat. "
To determine the coordinates of the location and identification of trace length traversed by the route used by GPS-positioning
devices. Used as photo-and videofiksatsiya detected traces. Monitoring carried out by employees of the Office of hunting supervision KGBU "Maritime
Administration of Protected Areas" and experts of public organizations. Funding for six sites in the Primorye Territory, and
two sites in the Khabarovsk Territory during the second phase of the monitoring carried Amur branch of WWF.