Russian citizen suspected in the murder of the Amur tiger

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In the Khabarovsk region, 44-year-old local resident suspected in the murder of a female Amur tiger listed in the Red book, and the sale of parts of its carcass. This was reported on the website of the interior Ministry of Russia in the region.

As reported in Department, the male may kill the female tiger at the age of three to five years. Her carcass he kept in his private house. Then drove part of the carcass to Khabarovsk, there to sell them. “The police documented the fact of realization of heads, skins and fragments of the legs of the Amur tiger”, — stated in the message.

Now the man is detained. Expert found in the carcass gunshot wounds in the head and torso. A criminal case under article “Illegal production and trafficking of especially valuable wild animals and aquatic biological resources belonging to the species listed in the Red book of the Russian Federation”. With the suspect taken an obligation to appear, he faces a sentence of deprivation of liberty for a term up to four years.

The Amur tiger is one of the rarest predators on the planet, he is listed in the International Red data book and is under threat of extinction. According to the “Tiger census” in 2015, they ranged from 523 to 540 individuals.

Earlier it became known that Russia will create a single digital database of the population status of the Amur tiger. In addition to creating a unified database of the Ministry of environment announced the improvement of legal and methodological bases for the protection of the Amur tiger population.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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