Meeting on conservation of Siberian tigers

Meeting on conservation of Siberian tigers

22 October 2012

Sergei Ivanov held a meeting on the conservation of Siberian tigers.


The Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office noted that currently, keeping, buying, selling and transporting rare animals and their derivatives is subject to administrative penalty only.


Sergei Ivanov suggested introducing criminal sanctions for capturing, selling and transporting animals listed in the Red Data Book as well as their derivatives, and for their transportation across the Russian state border.


The National Siberian Tiger Programme was adopted in 2010. Russia is the only nation where the number of tigers has grown significantly since the mid-20th century and has been stable for the last ten years.