AUJOURD'HUI EST CELEBREE LA JOURNEE DES ZONES HUMIDES LIEES AUX TIGRES EURASIENS.
CLASSEMENT D'UN ESPACE DE PRES DE 10 000KM2 SUR LA RIVIERE ILI, AU KAZAKHSTAN, ZONE D'ACCUEIL D'UNE POPULATION DE GRANDS FELINS DANS LES PROCHAINES ANNEES.
DEUX ESPACES HUMIDES SUPPLEMENTAIRES CLASSES EN RESERVE NATURELLE SUR L'AMOUR.
Source : WWF Russia, ce jour.
1. In anticipation of the holiday delta of the Ili River and the southern part of Lake Balkhash in Kazakhstan declared wetland of international importance.
The total area of new land is 976.630 hectares - is a vast area, which is approximately equal to half of
Slovenia. Wetland located in southern
Kazakhstan, between the desert Sary Ishik-reflection and Taukum. Now this area is included in the list of Wetlands of International Importance of the Ramsar Convention, which was signed February 2,
Or Delta - the largest natural inland delta in Central Asia. It connects the river to Lake Balkhash, and is home to a rich desert flora (427 species) and fauna (345 species), as well as habitat for rare species. These include, for example, gazelle (ghazal form), ligation (family Mustelidae), white-headed duck and red-breasted goose (family Anatidae), tongue (a kind of sturgeon). Over 70 thousand birds inhabit the area, including more than 1% of world population 8 species of birds, such as the Dalmatian pelican. On the territory there are important fishery water bodies and its floodplains provide fertile pastures and hayfields.
"This is the area identified as a priority for the development of a tiger rehabilitation program in Kazakhstan, - Olga Pereladova, head of the WWF in Central Asia. - Giving the area Ramsar site status is extremely important as it allows to bring to these ecosystems more international attention and prevent a decline in the flow of water that can be caused by the development plans of the irrigation systems in China's Ili river valley. "
The new wetland of international importance are located in three nature reserves - Balkhash, and Karoyskogo Kukanskogo. The Government of Kazakhstan plans to significantly improve the conservation status of the territory, is based on three single national park reserves.
2. Wetlands of the Amur augmented by new territories of international importance
In the Amur region to preserve rare cranes and storks Far East with the support of WWF are working on giving the status of wetlands of international importance for two more game reserves - Tashinskomu and Amur
February 2 is World Day of wetlands, designed to draw the attention of the public and governments around the world on the value of wetlands to maintain the sustainable development of our planet.