President Vladimir Putin held a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society. The practical results of the Society’s projects were evaluated. The creation of the Amur Tiger Center is one of these projects.
On April 15 at the Fundamental Library of Lomonosov Moscow State University the traditional spring meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society took place.
Vladimir Putin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society presented the membership certificate of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society to Konstantin Chuichenko, Chairman of the Supervisory Council of the Amur Tiger Center, Assistant to the President, Head of the Presidential Control Directorate.
Vladimir Putin noted the diversity of the agenda of the Russian Geographical Society and its tight connection to the life of the country and stressed that the Society’s projects play a significant educational and humanitarian role.
"Suffice it to mention the wildlife conservation projects that have given us not only the unique data and recommendations for the protection of rare animals, but also have led to a number of important decisions, including the expansion of protected areas of Russia and the tightening of environmental legislation. There are new national parks: "Buzulukskiy bor", "Pozarym", "Land of the Leopard". Regarding the tightening of the responsibility, solely criminal penalties are now provided for the murder of a number of species"- said Vladimir Putin.
According to the President of the Russian Federation, thanks to the activities of ANO "Far Eastern leopards" the population of this rare species has gradually begun to grow. And the establishment of the Amur Tiger Center was an important step towards the regeneration of tigers in Russia.
Recall that the Amur Tiger Center was created last summer by the Russian Geographical Society on the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Efforts of the Centre’s experts resulted in the tightening of the Russian Federation Criminal Code for killing tigers and active work on creating specially protected natural area in the basin of the upper and middle reaches of the Bikin River.