The package of measures to increase the number of hoofed animals within the National Park "Udege Legend" was discussed at a training
seminar organized by WWF-Russia experts for the National Park in hunting "The Bear".
National park "Udege Legend" was organized
in 2007 to preserve and restore natural systems of Western macro-central Sikhote-Alin in the valley of Big Ussurka and its tributaries - Armu and crossover. Protected area of the park creates a unique ecological corridor in the heart of tiger habitat - between the Sikhote-Alin Reserve and the last large
intact array of cedar-broadleaf forests in a bikini.
One of the specific objectives of the national park, which distinguishes it from other categories of protected lands is to preserve the
unique recreational resource in the relatively pristine nature, the organization of tourism and environmental education. In
contrast to the reserves in the National Park due to zoning allowed limited economic activity, including - aimed at increasing the number of ungulates.
"Nappark, primarily designed for people and people who come here, of course, want to see wild animals in
nature. Prior to the creation of the park their numbers in this area was a fraction as active logging were
conducted, there were no safety concerns and the factors missing. After the capture of the territory under protection,
the number of animals increased, but not enough to consider it significant. Without a series of complex measures on
biotechnology make it very difficult. And here is important to exchange experience with hunting, which have long
been successful in this matter, as for example - a model hunting ground WWF "The Bear", to
which we asked for help ", - said the director of the National Park "Udege Legend"
"We are simply amazed by the work being done in this
ohothoyaystve. For an hour exploring the hunting grounds, we
saw and photographed about 120 animals! - Says Valery Kuzmin, Deputy Director of the National Park Conservation area "Udegeyskaya legend." - The administration of the park intends
to develop a long-term program of cooperation with the hunting ground "The Bear" because we
believe their experience is very valuable to our specially protected natural area. "
For the past seven years, WWF-Russia cooperation in the Maritime region with hunting ground "The Bear", fulfilling the program to increase the number of major food items of the Amur tiger - wild ungulates.
The experience of these programs showed their considerable effectiveness: the main result is a manifold increase in the number of
ungulates and stable state group of tigers in the economy.
We are always ready to help any ohotpolzovatelyam and, especially, the National Park, in addressing the issues of conservation and to
increase the numbers of some species. We have, in my opinion, there is sufficient experience and resources to do
", - emphasized the head hunting "The Bear" Valery Matvienko.
It was not the first workshop, held in the hunting "The Bear", but for the first time with programs WWF, implemented jointly with the hunting ground, experts acquainted protected area of federal significance.
"Udege Legend" periodically subjected to heavy snowfall, requires regular monitoring and feeding of animals, and
in areas of concentration - the creation of biotech facilities for year-round feeding. This is where tourists can watch the
animals, photograph them in their natural habitat, without enclosures.
. "Now in the
National Park home to 8.5 tigers. Creating the conditions for the concentration, and in the future, and areas to ensure
the survival of ungulates in the difficult conditions of wintering in the north of Primorye Territory is our top priority. The presence of such groups is an important element of the infrastructure of the park for tourism and, of course, will provide food our main predator - tiger - explains
program coordinator of WWF-Russia Amur branch biodiversity Pavel Fomenko. - I note also that the park is not an isolated - the animals are accommodated in the adjacent
land, in hunting grounds where fishing is conducted, and therefore prey to be missed and people, and the tiger. "