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Tiger Day to Mark in Vladivostok! Happy Tiger Day!


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Cher
- 2948 days ago - eco.rian.ru
Traditional ecological celebration Tiger Day will be held on Sunday in Vladivostok, it is expected that it will feature more than 5,000 people, told RIA Novosti press secretary Amur branch of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia Elena Starostin.



   

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Cher C (1426)
Sunday September 26, 2010, 9:36 am


Translation....

Traditional ecological celebration Tiger Day will be held on Sunday in Vladivostok, it is expected that it will feature more than 5,000 people, told RIA Novosti press secretary Amur branch of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia Elena Starostin.

South of the Far East - Russia's only natural habitat of Amur tiger , listed in the International Red Book. According to the latest of the taiga census , the Far East of Russia live no more than 500 tigers. According to scientists , their numbers are declining. In 2010, the festival has special significance, as will be held on the eve of the International Forum on tiger conservation in the world , which will be held in November in St. Petersburg.

"Every year on the fourth Sunday of September in Vladivostok is Tiger Day . this holiday - for 11 th in a row "- said the agency interlocutor.

According to her , the festival opens colorful crowded march down the main street of the city - Svetlanskaya . Many members of this unusual parade - schoolchildren, students , kids - dress up in striped black and orange clothing , a stylized 's skin tiger and walk around the city.

" Together with them in the column will be parties the first environmental , the Russian- German expedition " Path of the Tiger " , which before took place . The expedition visited the Ussuri taiga , the state experienced hunting farm "Eagle ", which arranged the salt licks for ungulates and prepared for winter food for wild boar "- Said the interlocutor .

She added that the program of celebration - a concert at the city's central square , quizzes and contests. Attract the attention of win-win environmental lottery, in which besides the traditional prizes will be raffled off seedlings of Korean pine . It is in the cedar forests , mostly inhabit the Amur tiger.

"Every year on the fourth Sunday of September, Vladivostok is striped orange . Participants in the parade come to show that they are proud to live in the land of the tiger and that they are not indifferent to his fate "- told the press service of the Amur branch of WWF (WWF) of Russia.

Particularly striking , according to environmentalists, will be column the winners tiger marathon, which initiated the WWF, with the support of 15 nature reserves and three national parks in the Primorsky and Khabarovsk Krai, Amur Oblast and the Jewish Autonomous Region .

Save even multiply population our tiger may have a question here only in political will. Russia must adopt an action plan for Amur tiger conservation and provide a significant portion of the funding from the federal budget ", - said the director of WWF-Russia Igor Chestin eve .

Meanwhile, before the Day of the tiger -known actors and directors - the Eighth International Film Festival, the Asia- Pacific "Pacific Meridian" signed an appeal to the heads of 13 states where there are still wild tigers . Under this treatment have affixed their signatures , Gerard Depardieu, Vincent Perez , Valentina Talyzina , Svetlana Toma , Artemy Troitsky and about 100 eminent participants " Meridian Pacific ".

For the first time Tiger Day said in Vladivostok in 2000, and every year this event covers all the big cities of Primorye , even going beyond it. Usually Tiger Day is held in all the reserves in the southern Far East. Moscow Zoo , zoos and parks the U.S. and Europe , as well as indifferent residents around the world are taking from Primorye the baton and also celebrate the " birthday " tiger.

Throughout the world, now in the wild live only 3,2 thousand tigers , and their total number is rapidly declining, many subspecies are threatened with extinction , some are already gone forever. International Forum on tiger conservation in the world , which will be held in St. Petersburg on 21-24 November , is scheduled to adopt a plan to double the population of the predator to 2022.


 

Tom M (814)
Sunday September 26, 2010, 12:45 pm
THANKS CHER!!!
 

Tierney G (381)
Sunday September 26, 2010, 5:57 pm
Thank you Cher I know this is a special day for you too. I just hope you are feeling better enough to enjoy it!
Save the Tigers!!!! :)
 

Teresa P (128)
Sunday September 26, 2010, 8:43 pm
noted
 

Susan S (187)
Sunday September 26, 2010, 9:01 pm
Celebrate Happy Tiger Day. Thanks Cher.
 

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Monday September 27, 2010, 12:24 pm
Noted. Thank you, Cher.
 

ilja c (48)
Monday September 27, 2010, 12:58 pm
stimulating.thanks
 

Laurie IS AWAY S (128)
Monday September 27, 2010, 3:02 pm


Awwww THX CHER :)
 

Michela M (3964)
Monday September 27, 2010, 4:33 pm
Noted!! Thanks!! Ciao!! Michela
 

Ruth M (842)
Monday September 27, 2010, 5:13 pm
A very special day. Every day I think of the tigers and their plight. Thanks Cher!
 
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