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The Second Phase of the Amur Tiger Census Was Started in Primorye


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CherAway
- 3103 days ago - eco.rian.ru
For the first time specialists at eight sites will hold a collection of biological material for molecular genetic studies that will provide information on population status and health of tigers. Results on the total number of 16 sites will be available



   

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CherAway C (1424)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 6:54 am


Translation....

The second stage of the census of Amur tiger was launched in the Primorye and Khabarovsk Territories, told RIA Novosti on Thursday program coordinator for the Conservation of Biodiversity Amur branch of World Wildlife Fund ( WWF ) Pavel Fomenko.

Amur Tiger - one of the rarest predators of the planet. He is listed in the International Red Book. According to the latest census conducted in early 2010, Russia has a population of Amur tigers living in the Primorye and Khabarovsk, about 450 individuals. International organizations have made efforts to avoid population decline.

The first phase of the tiger census has traditionally started in late December 2010, the second held in January.

For the first time specialists at eight sites will hold a collection of biological material for molecular genetic studies that will provide information on population status and health of tigers. Results on the total number of 16 sites will be available in May of this year.

"More than 100 people involved in monitoring wild cat. Environmentalists track tigers in the footsteps in the snow. The weather has great influence on the monitoring, because in a deep and heavy snow, it is difficult to trace exactly the way the tigers" - told the agency.

"Such monitoring has been ongoing for 12 years, beginning in 1997. As a result of work done in parallel but environmentalists on the number of tigers, and get information on the number of ungulates, which are the main food for the tigers," - said the source.

He noted that the experts will also track changes in the habitats of wild cat.

"Talking about one of the 16 sites, located in the area Chuguyivske edge, it may be noted that the situation is becoming worse every year. Poachers are illegally felling trees in the best habitats of Red Data animal, cutting the most valuable for the tiger species - oak, cedar, - he added.

According to him, these disappointing results could lead to an inexorable loss of a very rare predator of the planet.


 

Carol H (229)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 10:29 am
noted, thanks Cher
 

Michela M (3964)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 3:50 pm
Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela
 

Michela M (3964)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 3:52 pm

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Rhonda Maness (580)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 10:19 pm
Thanks Cher
 

Esther Z (94)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 8:56 am
Noted.
 
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