Biota and Environment of Natural Areas

Dolganov S.M.

The first finding of traces of the Amur tiger Panthera tigris altaica Temminck, 1844 in Far Eastern Marine Biosphere Reserve

Year: 2014, Number: 2, Pages: 88-91

Traces the Amur tiger Panthera tigris altaica Temminck, 1844 was detected by worker of the Protection department of Far Eastern Marine Biosphere Reserve (hereinafter Reserve) Nikolay V. Rulev on Cape Island Falsiviy (Rock Butakova) 29 September 2013. The beast came to the cordon of the Reserve from the South, along the beach. The tracks of a tiger crossed the tracks of dogs, which, apparently, has attracted the beast. In the immediate vicinity of the reserve cordon beast went into the thickets of the Cape. Tiger did not dare to attack dogs, and at night went from the territory of the Reserve to the North-West, away from the coast. Behavior of the tiger was reckless, and the tiger has a footprint 9 cm width, so we can assume that the Reserve was visited by a young male tiger, but just say it is impossible. The Amur (Siberian) tiger is one of the rarest raptors, it has been entered in the IUCN Red List, in the Red books of Primorsky Krai, Russia and others. In the IUCN Red List (2014) Amur tiger has category - EN (Endangered): this species is close to extinction in the wild. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation approved the "Strategy for conservation of the Amur tiger in the Russian Federation until 2030" (02.07.2010, No. 25-p). According to monitoring data, in the Amur tiger population of Primorsky and Khabarovsk territories (kray), there are about five hundred individuals. So WWF experts concluded that the danger of extinction do not threaten to the tiger.

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