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A center for the restoration of the population of the Przewalski horse will appear in Khakassia

07.11.2021 201 просмотров

The volume of investments in the project exceeds 100 million rubles.

The Przhevalsky Horse Reintroduction Center is planned to be launched in the Khakassky Reserve in 2023. This was announced to TASS by the director of the reserve Viktor Nepomniachtchi.

Przewalski's horse is a species of mammals listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation, the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and in the first appendix of the Convention on International Trade in Species Endangered Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The only reintroduction center in Russia operates on the territory of the Orenburgsky nature reserve.

"In 2019, we signed an agreement with the Orenburg Region Nature Reserves. During this time, a series of joint events was held, an expert assessment of the territory of our reserve for the possibility of creating such center, full-scale research. Since the project is unique, this is not taught at universities, we sent our employees for an internship in Orenburg. As a result, we defended our viability and got into the road map of the national project "Ecology" in the biodiversity conservation program, which provides for the creation of a second a reintroduction center in Russia. We plan to open the center in 2023," the director of the reserve said.

(a subsidiary of the international energy trader Gunvor) to support this about the project. “In the near future we plan to receive equipment, and next year to start construction so that the center will start working in 2023,” said Viktor Nepomnyashchiy, adding that the volume of investments in the project exceeds 100 million rubles. At the first stage, it is planned to place 10-20 Przewalski's horses in the center.

Western Mongolia was the last habitat of Przewalski's horses in the wild. The existing modern stock originates from a small number of animals caught in Mongolia in 1899-1903. According to the International Stud Book, at the moment the number of the species is more than 1.5 thousand heads.

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