Leopard Land National Park receives new equipment

Leopard Land National Park receives new equipment

1 July 2013

Prior to 2013 the equipment and facilities at Leopard Land National Park left much to be desired – both its off-road vehicles and the condition of its machines. The park had only three all-terrain vehicles.


In 2013, under the programme to support the autonomous non-profit organisation Eurasian Centre for Research, Preservation and Recovery of Leopard Population, 12 Yamaha Grizzly YFM 700 EPS /SE all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) were purchased for nature protection departments and scientific departments and for personnel working at subordinate specially protected natural areas. This helped make work more efficient. Now it takes researchers less time to reach at trail camera sites and collect data from a larger area.


With the use of the newly purchased ATVs, the institution’s state inspectorate can directly monitor a significant part of the protected territory, increase the area of daily inspections, and promptly respond to emerging threats.


The vehicles are also used to prevent fire hazards and to extinguish fires before they spread both at Leopard Land and adjacent territories.