Young professionals from the “Ocean” camp restore forests of Primorsky Krai

  • 26.05.2014
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Young professionals from the “Ocean” camp restore forests of Primorsky Krai

In the vicinity of the village Alekseevka in Nadezhinskiy area of Primorsky Krai 132 young specialists from the All-Russian children's Сenter “Ocean” took part in the tree planting organized by the Amur Tiger Center with the support of the Forestry Department of Primorsky Krai.

This summer young specialists from 32 Russian universities will work as guides in the “Ocean” Camp which is annually visited by more than 10 thousand children from different regions of Russia. On Sunday morning after the briefing students accompanied by specialists from the Amur Tiger Center went into the forest and planted 5,000 cedar seedlings.

Of course, not all of these seedlings will take root, but many will grow to replace the oak thicket with the cedar forest. The scene of action is included in the state program of reforestation: planted trees will be specially cared of (including forest fires protection).

Young people were not only able to participate in rare tree planting, but also gained new knowledge. Employees of the Amur Tiger Center told the students about the unique nature and fauna of Primorsky Krai, which have no analogues in the world in its beauty and diversity.

"The guides who have participated in this event will return to their home towns, but I hope they will not forget what they’ve been taught here and will be able to convey the idea of ​​the necessity of the respect for nature and woods", - says Sergey Aramilev, director of the Primorsky branch of the Amur Tiger Center.

Saving Cedar arrays is the key to a high number of hoofed animals and therefore Amur tigers. The fruit of a rare tree that is often referred to as "bread", serve as food for wild boar whose nutritious meat amounts to more than 50% of the ration of the large predator.

Recall that this winter the experts of the Amur Tiger Center performed a number of activities aimed at increasing the number of ungulates. The work on feeding and vaccination of boars was carried out on the territory of the regional protected areas and hunting leases that are interested in maintaining hunting resources.

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