Problems of wildlife conservation on April 6 were discussed at a press conference in which representatives of the Amur Tiger Center, the Department of Hunting Supervision of the Primorsky Krai took part.
In Primorye Krai, animal protection is ensured by the inspector of the hunting supervision department and its subordinate institution, but their work would not be fully effective without interacting with hunting users, environmental organizations, including the Amur Tiger Center, Interior Ministry units and responsible citizens.
“To identify violations in the sphere of illegal extraction of wildlife in Primorye integrated approach. In Primorye after the reform of the service of the game tenants appeared operational groups, and for each district designated a inspector - analogue regional game Manager in Soviet times. The existing service structure of the hunting management Department has already well established itself. Groups work effectively not only to prevent offences but also for the implementation of their prevention. Equipped with uniform and car with the insignia of the inspector's easily recognizable, and the people see that this service is ready at any moment to punish the offender. Nothing new to invent is not necessary, you just need to provide inspectors with reliable technology, fuel capacity and adequate wages. Unfortunately, until this is fully implemented yet, but our organization will make all the necessary efforts,” – said the Director of the Primorsky branch of the Amur tiger Center Sergey Aramilev.
At the press conference it was emphasized that many poachers violate the law due to ignorance of the elementary rules of hunting and animal biology. First of all, this is due to the simplified procedure for obtaining a hunting ticket. The applicant for this document does not require any special knowledge - it is enough to write an application and put a signature that he is familiar with the hunting minimum.
“The task forces are very mobile and move long distances: from the very north to the very south of the Primorsky Krai. Each task force has its own agent network among the citizens living in the area. Sometimes their information becomes crucial when the poachers are detained. One thing is for sure - without the help of these citizens, raids would have been less effective. The traffic police are very helpful in apprehending poachers. During their work, when inspecting motor vehicles, they often find illegally hunted animals, on the basis of which our inspectors already apply measures of influence. It is worth noting that in some cases the inspection of such cars is not accidental, but passes according to the message of respectable citizens or ordinary hunters who are intolerant of poaching” said Vladimir Vasilyev the director of the hunting supervision department.
Shooting red book animals is a gross violation of the law. According to the order of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia, the standard cost for calculating the amount of harm, in particular, for the Amur tiger and the Amur leopard, is more than one million rubles. The amount of the claim for wild ungulate prey depends on the sex and species. So, the poacher will pay 105 thousand rubles for the male deer, and 150 for the female.