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Kim Jong-un can be suggested to be become "keeper" of an Amur leopard - RIA Novosti, 9/26/2018

VLADIVOSTOK, 26 Sep – RIA Novosti. The management of national park Zemlya leoparda in Primorye can offer to become the leader of DPRK Kim Jong-un after actors Pamela Anderson and Steven Seagal personal "keeper" of one of Amur leopards, has reported the director of institution Victor Bardyuk.© Press-sluzhba of Federal State Budgetary Institution Zemlya leoparda New kittens of an Amur leopard have got to an interview of RIA Novosti on video on "Zemlya leoparda" the Territory of national park borders on DPRK. One of new monitoring stations for observation of leopards was created in a river basin Foggy near the place where borders of Russia, China and DPRK meet. In 2013 during winter account the trace of an Amur leopard was fixed here. In the summer of 2018 it was reported that near border with DPRK have recorded four individuals of this rare cat, two predators are noticed for the first time. On a question, there could suggest the leader of DPRK Kim Jong-un to be a national park leopard "keeper", the director has answered that it is possible. "To Kim Jong-un? Perhaps. Considering that he by train goes, and the railway line "Baranovsky — Hassan" passes along borders of Zemlya leoparda, it would be convenient to visit national park" — Bardyuk has told. "If Kim Jong-un supports the idea of studying of an Amur leopard in the territory, it would be possible to think of that he became personal "keeper" of one of the cats determined by us" — the director of national park has noted. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Russian Federation has said that support such initiative. "We support this initiative. Activities for preservation of animals and conservation are out of policy, and cooperation with DPRK within monitoring of the most rare Far East cat can promote obtaining the most exact and full data on her population" — the representative of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Russian Federation has told RIA Novosti. © Press-sluzhba of Federal State Budgetary Institution Zemlya Leoparda Forest cameras have photographed leopards about 8 thousand leopard razkhranitel — peculiar "Godfathers" of rare cats, they do charity work and participate in nature protection actions. So, the actress Pamela Anderson, the special representative of the Russian President concerning nature protection activity, ecology and transport Sergei Ivanov, the actor Steven Seagal and other famous persons became "trustees" of rare cats already. An Amur leopard — the most rare large cat of the world brought in the Red List of Russia and Primorsky Krai, the Red list of the International union of conservation. Today 70% of an area of an Amur leopard are located in borders of national park Zemlya leoparda in Primorye. In 2017 in this territory 86 adult individuals of a leopard and 21 kittens are recorded. Even more than 200 Amur leopards live in zoos worldwide. These are descendants of the predators withdrawn from the wood. Population in bondage is considered reserve and in the future can become a basis for reintroduction of leopards.



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