The bronze statuette - a miniature copy of the monument to the Amur tiger in Vladivostok, sold as part of a charity auction at the Eastern Economic Forum, was transferred to its benefactor. The solemn presentation of the statuette to the new owner took place at the Moscow office of the Amur Tiger Center.
The owner of the statuette was Pristanskov Dmitry Vladimirovich, director of federal and regional programs of Norilsk Nickel. For the lot provided by the Amur Tiger Center, he offered more than three times the starting amount and thus outperformed other bidders. The entire amount received from the sale of the bronze statuette and other lots put up for auction by the Center is aimed at implementing projects to preserve the unique predator.
The statuette, which became the owner of Dmitry Pristanskov, is a complete copy of the monument, donated by the Amur Tiger Center to the city of Vladivostok in 2014 and installed near the Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theater. The monument and its miniature copy are created by the same sculptor - Honored Artist Vladimir Petrovich.
The miniature tiger was solemnly presented to the winner of the auction in the Moscow office of the Amur Tiger Center. Employees of the Center and the President of the Nature Foundation Mirzega Abduselimov took part in the ceremony of handing over the statuettes. In addition to the transfer of the acquired statuette, the philanthropist was told about the programs and projects for the conservation of the Amur tiger, carried out by the Center.
Recall that a charity auction in support of projects for the protection of rare and endangered species of animals in the Far East was initiated by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation - Presidential Envoy Plenipotentiary in the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev and the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia. The purpose of the auction is to raise funds for the implementation of projects for the protection of rare species of animals, including Amur tigers and Amur leopards.