1 August 2022

2nd International Tiger Forum Published Business Programme Architecture

The official website of the 2nd International Tiger Forum has published its business programme, which will take place on the opening day of the Eastern Economic Forum (5 September).

“Thanks to the measures adopted at the 1st Tiger Forum, the tiger population has not only stabilized since 2010, but is showing a sustainable tendency to grow further. In this context, the issues of tiger conservation, as well as peaceful and conflict-free coexistence of humans and these animals, are now in the foreground," said Konstantin Chuichenko, Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation and Chairman of the Forum Organizing Committee.

The business programme includes a plenary session, four events covering the most pressing issues in tiger protection, as well as a separate session on the conservation of the Amur leopard.

Among the issues to be discussed at the sessions will be availability and development of knowledge on tigers, study of processes in their population, raising environment protection awareness and promoting wildlife conservation activities among local residents. Other topics will include exchange of best practices for tiger conservation, allocation of financial resources, and others. In addition, involvement of indigenous peoples and local communities in the conservation of tigers and their habitats will be addressed.

“We have tried to take into account all aspects affecting the status and development of the tiger population. Participants in the Forum will have the opportunity to share best practices in the conservation of the striped predator, share their experiences, and talk about the problems they have encountered and ways of solving them. Tigers, like other animals, know no borders, so protecting them is not the task of a single state, but of the entire global community, and the Forum in Vladivostok serves as a platform for open and constructive dialogue among stakeholders,” said Anton Kobyakov, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation.

A special focus of the event business programme will be on the presentations made by representatives of tiger range countries on the outcomes of the Global Tiger Recovery Programme, adopted 12 years ago at the 1st Tiger Forum, which they will deliver during the plenary session.

“At the Forum, we will sum up the results of twelve years of our work, including the outcomes of the Global Tiger Recovery Programme, as well as set new goals for tiger conservation. The Amur tiger is a symbol of the Far East, the pride and wealth of Russia. The master of the taiga has many legends – he was believed to be the spirit of ancestors and the ancestor of people, and untouchable. But in the 20th century the situation changed dramatically, and already in the 1940s the number of Amur tigers in the wild in Russia did not exceed 50 animals. It took decades of comprehensive conservation work for the Amur tiger to regain mastery of the taiga. We are achieving good results, but this is no reason to rest on our laurels. The Amur tiger is in the Red Book of Russia, which means it is still vulnerable," commented Alexander Kozlov, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia.

For detailed programme of the Forum, please go to the official Forum website tigerforum2022.com.

Media representatives can apply for Forum accreditation on the Eastern Economic Forum website before 10 August 2022.

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