Dozens of endangered North Caucasus pheasants released in Russia

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In Kabardino-Balkaria in the wild released the first batch of red the North Caucasus pheasants. This was reported on the website of the First channel.

Released birds — Pets only in Russia Nalchik experienced hunting economy, which deals with the reproduction of rare birds, then to release them in their natural habitat. “The remaining public hunting is, you know, kind of the Islands and places where we could recover a particular population,” — said the Minister of natural resources Dmitry Kobylkin.

Scientists hope they will be able to revive the population of the North Caucasus pheasants. Previously, they could often be found in mountainous terrain, but now the population has decreased significantly due to permitted hunting. In 2000 the hunting for pheasants is banned, the species is recognized as endangered and listed in the Red book.

“In those places in which we release a bird, we conduct monthly monitoring. That is, our experts, our staff go out and conduct field observations using binoculars,” — said the channel leading researcher of hunting Andrey Yakimov. In addition, the pheasants and their offspring will monitor the camera images.

By the end of 2019, the farm is planning to release into the wild some critically endangered birds.

Hunting in Nalchik is playing the rare birds under the national project “Ecology”. All will spend four trillion rubles, three of which will receive from investors. Due to the Federal project “the Conservation of biological diversity and development of ecological tourism” in Russia there will be 11 special programs that will increase populations of rare species, and 24 new protected areas with a total area of 5 million hectares.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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