Amur Tiger Centre gives new pickups to protected area teams

Amur Tiger Centre gives new pickups to protected area teams

29 December 2017

Ahead of the New Year, the Amur Tiger Centre presented keys for new all-wheel drive pickups to the teams of Bikin National Park, the Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve, the Lazovsky Nature Reserve and the Primorye Territory’s hunting supervision service.


The new autos will make more efficient the work of response teams in the federal protected areas that are operating as a hunting supervision service.


One pickup went to the Primorye Territory’s Directorate for the Protection of Fauna and Protected Areas to replace an old vehicle that was destroyed by poachers.


One more vehicle was given to the Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve, where about 22 Amur tigers live today. This figure has remained stable for several years.


Another pickup went to the Lazovsky Nature Reserve.


The Amur Tiger Centre has taken an active part in the development of Bikin National Park since its establishment. In the beginning of 2017, it bought two snowmobiles and one UAZ vehicle for the park. One more new vehicle will considerably help the park’s inspectors and other employees do their work.


“Bikin National Park is an enormous territory without roads. Our employees need special equipment to freely move in the park and perform their nature protection activities. I am certain that the new pickup will be sent to the park’s nature protection department,” said Alexei Kudryavtsev, director of Bikin National Park.