Residents of Primorsky and Khabarovsk krais received compensation for damage caused by the tiger

  • 01.06.2023
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Residents of Primorsky and Khabarovsk krais received compensation for damage caused by the tiger

The Amur Tiger Center donated four horses, five cows, five puppies, more than 70 tons of forage for cattle and 80 kg of fodder for dogs to tiger range residents. All compensations were made during May, and the tigers were compensated in the period from 2021 to 2023.


The Amur Tiger Center gave two horses to a resident of Spassk-Dalneye as a replacement for the two animals killed by a rare predator. The conflict occurred on October 31, 2022. Another two horses were given to the resident of the village Yakonovka of the Ussuriysky urban district where on February 8, 2023 the Amur tiger ran over two foals.

Four calves were sent to the village of Primorsky, Khasansky District, located near the Kedrovaya Pad nature reserve, where two bulls and a heifer became victims of the tiger in October 2021. A local resident, the owner of the dead animals was given four animals instead of three by a fluke - a cow seller was running a "Buy three calves and get the fourth one as a gift" promotion.

The Amur Tiger Center gave two puppies of the Eastern European shepherd dog to the railway departmental protection service instead of the service dogs, Eastern European and Central Asian shepherds, which died on February 7, 2023. A similar puppy was given to a resident of the Kalinovka village, Spassky District where the tiger had picked up the local resident's dog on February 18, 2023.

In some cases a form of food compensation was agreed upon with the victims.

Thus 50 tons of corn and 6,87 tons of wheat were given to the owner of a farm in the village of Kuguki, Ussuriysky urban district to replace six cows which were victims of the Amur tiger between May 2022 and late January 2023. The owner of the cow which died on October 10, 2022 near the village of Konstantinovka, Spassky district, received 2,76 tons of feeding stuff for his farm animals.

The owner of two cows from the village of Aleksey-Nikolskoye in the Ussuri urban district received 2 tons of fodder mixture. A tiger attacked them on October 24, 2022 and seriously injured them. The cows survived, but the owner incurred costs for their long-term treatment. 1,15 tons of mixed fodder were given to the resident of the village Brovki, Olginsky district, who lost two sheep because of the tiger on December 12, 2022.

The owner of the Production Farming Cooperative "Olenevod" in the village of Kravtsovka, Khasansky district, received 5 tons of corn replacing a spotted reindeer. A conflict situation occurred here on March 6, 2023. 2.2 tons of mixed fodder for cattle were given to a resident of Monakino village, Ussuriysk urban district, who lost it to a tiger attack on April 2, 2023. 

The Amur Tiger Center gave 40 kg of food each to the residents of the villages of Margaritovo, Olginsky District, and Novopokrovka, Krasnoarmeisky District, who had lost their dogs on December 24, 2022 and February 9, 2023, respectively.


A resident of the village of Zolotoy in the Lazo District got a new cow to replace the one that died from the tiger's paws. The incident happened on March 25, 2023.

Two Alabai cubs have found a new home in the village of Mukhen of the Lazo District. Here, on April 18, 2023, a tiger ran over two alabais on neighboring plots.

A resident of Arsenyevo Settlement, Nanaysky District, was given 2.8 tons of milled grain mix to replace the horse, which died on February 9, 2023.

Collaboration with the inhabitants of the Amur tiger habitat and minimization of conflicts between them and this rare predator is one of the key tasks of environmental services and organizations of the southern Russian Far East. A program for compensating the damage caused by the Amur tiger to local farm animals and domestic animals is an important part of this work.

The initiative was launched by the Amur Tiger Center in 2015 to reduce tension between the population and the tiger by minimizing the desire of citizens to take revenge on the predator for the loss of animals.

Thanks to the support of sponsoring organizations, the Amur Tiger Center compensates owners for losses regardless of who was responsible for the attack: the tiger or the animal that was its prey. However, the losses are not compensated with money; they are compensated only with food or animals in the amount commensurate with the losses incurred.

In Primorsky Krai, the program is implemented jointly with the Department for the Protection of Wildlife and Protected Areas in Primorsky Krai and its subordinate state agency, the Directorate for the Protection of Wildlife and Protected Areas.

In Khabarovsk Krai, the program is implemented jointly with the Khabarovsk Krai Government's Department for Hunting and its subordinate KGBU Service for the Protection of Wildlife and Protected Areas.

About appearance of tigers and other big predators in the settlements and neighborhoods, and also about cases of attacks of predators on farm and domestic animals it is necessary to report to the regional service of the hunting control. 


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