20th Tiger Day celebrated in Vladivostok

20th Tiger Day celebrated in Vladivostok

1 October 2019

On 29 September 2019, the 20th International Tiger Day Festival took place in Vladivostok.


A festival procession proceeded through the central streets. Over 100 organisations and 12,000 people were present at the event. Special places were open all day long where visitors could get to know more about the festivities and gain knowledge regarding the activities of environmental organisations in this area. There were also contests, workshops and quests for the youngsters.


Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Chief of the Government Staff Konstantin Chuychenko, also Chairman of the Amur Tiger Centre Supervisory Council; Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeyev; Primorye Territory Governor Oleg Kozhemyako; Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Dmitry Kobylkin as well as other guests of honour were at the event.


On Tiger Day, there was a ceremony during which environmental equipment and facilities were presented to the hunting supervision services and specially protected nature areas. Among other things, the Amur Tiger Centre handed over two new ranger stations to the Khabarovsk Territory Government: Bikinsky and Nanaisky.


In addition to this, the traditional award ceremony took place for the organisations that had contributed to protecting Amur Tigers and Far Eastern nature. Researchers and people working in the sphere of environment protection also received prizes on the Primorye Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre during a reception.


A new striped carriage for the Vladivostok funicular, which has been in existence since 1962, was also presented to city residents. This means of transport is located on the Orlinaya mud volcano and facing Zolotoi Rog Bay.


The celebrations concluded with an evening concert with pop groups and colourful fireworks.


Tiger Day is an environmental event, which has been held in the capital of the Primorye Territory on the last Sunday of September since 2000. Its main goal is to draw public attention to the conservation of wildlife, including the Amur tiger. Writer and naturalist Vladimir Troinin was the originator of the idea of holding such an event dedicated to the main animal and the symbol of the Primorye Territory.