The Russian bear will become a strategic resource


Photo: Vladimir Song / RIA Novosti

The Russian government is preparing to make changes in the list of strategically important goods and resources. From the resolution follows that it proposes to introduce populations of brown and Himalayan black bears and musk deer.

“Strategically important goods and resources for which large amount recognized cost in excess of
one hundred thousand, are subject to the Convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora under the threat of disappearance, from March 3, 1973, the brown bear (ursus arctos), Himalayan black bear, or Asiatic black (selenarctos thibetanus), musk deer (moschus spp)”, — the document says.

In the explanatory Memorandum to document the need for changes due to the high demand of animals in illegal foreign markets. For smuggling threatened by punishment under article 226.1 of the criminal code — as for the export of nuclear materials, weapons and cultural values.

In some countries, such as China and North Korea, brown and Himalayan bears are bred for the extraction of bear bile is an ingredient of traditional medicine. On of musk deer males are hunted for musk glands located in the belly. Derived from it the substance is used in perfumery and folk medicine.

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