On the Kamchatka Peninsula in 2022 will begin the first and only Russian center for the study of birds of prey, recovery undermined by poachers population of Kamchatka Gyrfalcons and the breeding and training of hunting falcons. This was reported on the website of the government of Kamchatskiy Krai.
The center will be located at the foot of Cape Charomsky in the Milkovsky district. It will include falconry, aviary for young birds, multi-bird center, lodging, dining, hospital, incubator, and classrooms, as well as administrative and hotel complex and flyby trajectory one area.
The Director of the project “Russian Falcon center Kamchatka” Sergey Grishin said that currently comes the design and layout of the land plot, the complex is scheduled for the end of 2021. The first center will be temporary construction camp, and then built dormitories for staff and support services, as well as a vivarium for breeding quail to feed the Merlin and the farm itself. Closer to Saramsam promontory houses a hotel and a training ground. The center will create about 80 jobs. The organization is also ready to organize training for local residents so they can work there.
The head of Kamchatka Krai Vladimir Solodov said that the project will not only help to restore the population of Gyrfalcons in the region, but also contribute to the development of infrastructure and tourism. He added that the problem of preservation of falcons and other birds of prey excites the world community.
Earlier it was reported that in natural Park “Ergaki” in the South of Krasnoyarsk region have built shelters to attract owls to nest. Feathered predators need artificial nesting because they don’t build them themselves, occupying existing niches, and they do not have enough beds because of changes in the natural environment.
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