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Tiger Week Celebrations Began in the Far East

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Siberian tiger - a symbol of wealth and grandeur of unspoiled nature of Russia. It is the northernmost subspecies of tiger, the largest and once widespread in Asia cats. Russia is the only one of the 14 tiger range countries in the world where the

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Cher C (1429)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 6:15 am


Tiger Day, who was born in 2000 in Vladivostok, traditionally celebrated in late September in the towns and villages of the Far East, from childhood to teach people to harmoniously with the big cat world.
Siberian tiger - a symbol of wealth and grandeur of unspoiled nature of Russia. It is the northernmost subspecies of tiger, the largest and once widespread in Asia cats. Russia is the only one of the 14 tiger range countries in the world where the population of this species has increased significantly since the middle of last century, and the last ten years, thanks to the measures undertaken, is relatively stable at about 450-500 animals. Today, tigers occupy most of the forested area south of Primorsky and Khabarovsk. Began to recover peripheral part of the area on the left bank Amur tiger: the annual meetings have become 2-3 Tigers in the Jewish autonomous and Amur regions. In 2010, a new revision of " Strategy of Amur tigers in the Russian Federation ", which defined the mechanisms of maintenance of viable populations of this rare striped predator in the new socio-economic conditions.
But along with the state, as the decision to save this beautiful cat, a lot depends on ordinary people, their relationship to the world and to our brothers less. Tiger Day provides an opportunity to thousands of people in our country to express their love to the tiger and called for nature.

The history of this festival organizing committee member says Tiger Day, a leading expert on public relations work of the Amur branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Yuliya Fomenko : " In 2000, on the verge of thousands of years, we were just fascinated by the three zeros - like to point out something unusual beginning of a new century and turn people face-to-nature. Especially in the mid-'90s, when a surge of poaching and the destruction of tiger habitat has put an Amur tigers, the World Wide Fund for Nature ( WWF) in the Far East began a large-scale project for the conservation of this rare cat. WWF was one of the initiators and development of the 1996 Strategy for tiger conservation in Russia. We helped the State to establish and maintain all necessary anti-poaching brigades, supported the work of existing reserves, and participated in the establishment of new protected areas, and established regular monitoring of tigers and leopards, and develop methods of accounting, provided training to teachers and published a first course " The Amur tiger , "which became part of the school curriculum. Work was to no end, but like a holiday!
So the idea of ​​the seaside chtoprekrasnaya writer Vladimir Troinin hunting specialist who invented Tiger Day, fell on good soil: together with colleagues from the environmental organizations we brought this celebration of the walls of libraries and schools in the town square and offered it to the city as a symbol of the golden nashenskie seaside fall and love Amur tiger. And we are happy that now it is not only the official holiday of Vladivostok and Primorsky Krai, on whose emblems emblazoned Amur tiger. In recent years, it is done almost throughout the habitat of this cat and fixed calls - in Khabarovsk Krai, in the Jewish autonomous and Amur regions. The more real friends will have tigers and leopards - striped and spotted our neighbors on the planet, which we here in the south of the Far East, we live side by side, the more comfortable and more secure they will feel in the wild. "

September 30 for the 13 th time many thousands of Tiger Day will be held in Vladivostok. This festival is traditionally held with the support of regional and city governments and environmental organizations - the Foundation " Phoenix , WWF Russia, the International Fund for Animal Welfare IFAW. Orange and black carnival column will move on Ocean Avenue to the central square, where to begin at 12:00 Tiger Day. On the area will be open pavilions public environmental organizations. Guests of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) will meet the panda, tiger and leopard - they can be photographed by anyone. And in the hall will be several interesting events. For example, win charitable lottery where you can win the magnets, mugs, caps, T-shirts, books, and movies about nature and other good and valuable prizes. Young artists art studio much Lunekovoy " Elements of Light "a master class " Drawing striped. " A " Academy of Photography "will make your shot against the children's pictures of tiger, which is decorated pavilion WWF, and will produce instant photo-magnet to mash the Day tiger.
Come on Tiger Day! Take part in the celebration, reminiscent of the uniqueness and beauty of the region in which we live. The largest cat is living with us, and we must do everything possible to save this natural wonder.


. (0)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 10:31 am
ty Cher

Sandi C (98)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 11:40 am

Rosie Lopez (73)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 1:21 pm
thanks for sharing

. (0)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 2:59 pm
Russians celebrate the tiger, but what laws are in place to protect it?

Justin M (2)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 2:59 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 4:17 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Talya H (10)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 7:00 pm
Thanks for the share!

Carol H (229)
Friday September 28, 2012, 4:34 am
noted, thank you Cher
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