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The world wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia will strengthen the development of “bear patrols” in remote settlements of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug (NAO). They need to be able to unwanted encounters between humans and animals did not occur. This was reported on the website of the press service of the Barents division of WWF Russia.
According to the results of expeditions to several villages of the NAO WWF experts in cooperation with the Department of natural resources, ecology and agriculture of the NAO will prepare the program of development of a network of “bear patrols” in remote communities.
Currently, “polar bear patrol” is already working in Amderma settlement with a population of 350 people. In the framework of the project six specially trained inspectors quickly respond to the appearance of the animals and scare them away from the places where can be people.
“If we went to the bear, then this news is on the principle of word of mouth is spread through the village. All call each other, I warn you, but sometimes the mobile connection fails, the Internet is not always working well, especially in the vicinity of the village,” — said the inspector Eduard Davletshin. Volunteers complained that for more effective work they need a radio that will allow more stable communication between inspectors.
In the village of Ust-Kara on the shores of the Kara sea, in turn, noted the need for modernization of this system. In Varnek settlement on Vaygach island specialists discussed with the locals the setup project Arctic dwelling unit, and in which scientists could longer observe a polar predator, the state inspectors to enforce the order.
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