The assistant to the President of the Russian Federation – the Head of the Presidential Control Directorate Konstantin Chuichenko held meeting on the conservation of Amur tigers and Far Eastern leopards in Primorsky Krai.
During the meeting participants summed up the intermediate results of work, discussed the most urgent matters and developed a consolidated position. Konstantin Chuichenko urged to toughen the fight against poachers.
"All criminal cases on facts of illegal hunting must be brought to finals. Potential poachers must be aware of the inevitability of punishment ", - he said.
He also noted the importance of participation of province residents in the conservation of rare animals.
"It is essential to develop in people the desire to contribute to the preservation of the environment and the rejection of poaching from the earliest years of life", - said Konstantin Chuichenko.
The First Vice-Governor of the Primorsky Krai Alexander Kostenko said that today a number of activities aimed at the preservation of the Amur tigers and Far Eastern leopards are carried out in the region.
"In Primorsky Krai there were created "Sredneussuriysky" reserve of regional significance and buffer zone of the "Land of Leopard" national park. The work on creation of specially protected natural territories of federal significance in the form of national park on the territory of the upper and middle reaches of the Bikin River is being carried out", - said Alexander Kostenko.
The first vice-governor also noted in his report that the forest management regime in the province in recent years had been toughened. This will minimize the negative factors that destroy the habitat of tigers and leopards.
"The Governor of the Primosky Krai Vladimir Miklushevsky enacted regional law "On the turnover of the wood ', which puts a serious barrier for illegal logging. The space monitoring of the forest lands usage is being conducted and new means of remote detection of violation are being introduced"- said the first vice-governor.
The meeting resulted in an agreement on cooperation between the Administration of Primorsky Krai and Autonomous Nonprofit Organization "Center for the Study and Conservation of the Amur tiger population."
The agreement provides further cooperation on joint proposals on matters of the Amur tiger conservation with an emphasis on the need of changes in the regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation aimed at the preservation of species, its habitat and counter poaching.