Ten ranger stations built in Primorye to protect Amur tigers

Ten ranger stations built in Primorye to protect Amur tigers

15 February 2018

The Amur Tiger Centre has transferred 10 ranger stations to the administration of the Primorye Territory for hunting supervision department inspectors and rangers who monitor Amur tiger protection.


In the Anuchinsky District, the ranger station was built with support from Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates and the Russian Direct Investment Fund. Russian Presidential Aide Konstantin Chuichenko, chair of the Amur Tiger Centre Supervisory Board, attended the transfer ceremony.


“There are 10 ranger stations across the Primorye Territory. All of them are almost ready. We protect the Amur tiger…but while protecting the tiger, we protect the entire environment. We also agreed to form and maintain forest supervision units and use this infrastructure to protect the forests,” Mr Chuichenko said.


The ranger stations are complexes that consist of several buildings: a laboratory to work with biomaterials, residential quarters, saunas and garages with equipment. These facilities are located in areas where tigers are especially vulnerable, at the recommendation of researchers.


“The task was to keep a hunting supervision unit in the administrative district at all times. When we picked the location of the ranger stations, we took into account the number of tigers, poaching cases and transport infrastructure. The stations are located in the Anuchinsky, Lazo, Olga, Ternei, Krasnoarmeisky, Dalnerechensky, Pozharsky and Chuguyevsky districts,” said Sergei Aramilev, general director of the Amur Tiger Centre. Plans call for establishing similar bases in the Khabarovsk Territory.