"Amur tiger: path to the third millennium (experience of development of the "Strategy of preservation of the Amur tiger in Russia") "

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1998
Authors:Matiushkin, EN
Journal:Izvestiia Akademii nauk. Seriia biologicheskaia
Date Published:1998
Keywords:Panthera tigris

The development of a system of measures for conservation of the Amur tiger is summarized. In the middle of the 1990s, no marked reduction in the numbers of the Amur tiger took place in Russia; the animals were always present in most of the forest-covered area of the Primorskii and South Khababrovsk districts. However, new threats to the survival of the Amur tiger appeared. It is necessary to preserve the self-regulating population of the Amur tiger throughout its range. The key to solving this task is the identification of three functionally unequal zones in the southern Far East of Russia: a monolithic "tiger bastion" consisting of protected territories with different statuses, a zone of "stable compromise" (between the interests of tiger conservation and economic development of the territory), and a "tiger-free" zone, where the animals periodically migrate. The importance of Russian-Chinese cooperation in conservation of the Amur tiger has been stressed. A large international borderline reserve-cluster for this purpose has been proposed.

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