4 October 2021

Russia Will Help Kazakhstan to Revive the Population of Caspian Tigers

At a meeting with Kazakh leader KassymJomart Tokayev, Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed the readiness of the Russian side to assist in the reintroduction project for the Caspian tiger, which lived in the Central Asian steppes until the 1930s.

The Presidents met via videoconference during the plenary session of the 17th Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forum. The leaders of the two countries focused on ecology and green growth, environmental protection, water and forestry, and biodiversity.

Kazakhstan is developing an international project to restore the Caspian tiger population with the participation of UNESCO and several international organizations. At the same time, Russia's participation may prove key, given its experience of reviving the snow leopard, the Amur leopard, the polar bear and the white whale, as well as the Siberian tiger, which has recently received special attention. In particular, Vladivostok will host the 2nd International Tiger Conservation Forum in autumn 2022, which will bring together leaders of countries that are home to rare predators, representatives of relevant ministries and agencies, scientists and international experts on endangered animal species protection.

The event will be held by the Roscongress Foundation on the opening day of the Eastern Economic Forum 2022. Its participants will assess the results of the large-scale work that has taken place since the first forum was held in St. Petersburg in 2010, and will define a strategy for action to conserve and ensure the growth of individual subspecies and the global population of tigers on the planet.

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