Experts from the Lazovsky Nature Reserve and Call of the Tiger National Park have completed winter count of the Amur tiger population, based on the animals’ paw prints in the snow. The preliminary conclusion is that there are 15 adult animals (seven males and eight females) and nine cubs in the protected territories, which means that the tiger population is stable here.
“The tiger population density in the Lazovsky Nature Reserve is the highest in the Far East,” said Vladimir Aramilev, director of the specially protected areas.
The winter tiger count lasted from December 2016 through January 2017. Experts covered 191 kilometres on the planned routes on skis and snowmobiles in the Lazovsky Nature Reserve and 163 kilometres in Call of the Tiger National Park.