Project #8391

National Park Needs ATV to Protect Amur Tigers

by Phoenix Fund
Dec 7, 2011

Uncontrolled felling of trees

Inspectors issue sitation
Inspectors issue sitation

In October, the inspectors of “South” and “North” teams of Zov Tigra National Park were on regular duties and carried out five anti-poaching patrols.

In October, the South team spent 21 patrols days in the field and covered 226 km on foot and 82 km by motor vehicles, checked four wooden lodges, six people, revealed five violations, issued three administrative citations and imposed fines totaling 4,000 roubles ($133). Below, please read short description of the field work.

On October 11-20, the South team headed towards the Kovarny stream in order to prevent or reveal illegal logging of Korean pine. During the many-day patrol, the inspectors found two nut grinding machines abandoned in the forest. No person was found there. The machines were dismantled.  On October 16, the inspectors stopped a man for gathering nuts illegally in the park and issued a citation upon him.

From October 21-25, the team continued patrolling the assigned territory. On October 23, while patrolling along the Kamensky stream the inspectors found footprints left by wild plant gatherers and remnants of their camp. No violators were discovered.

During a three-day patrol between October 26 and October 28, the inspectors stopped two men who were harvesting nuts illegally in the park, issued two citations upon the violators and seized 600 cones. The violators were made to pay a fine.

From October 29 through October 31 the team carry on patrolling the assigned territory. No violations were revealed.


In November 2011, an offbeat incident occured in the PA. While clearing a public road, unknown persons destroyed over thousands of trees in Zov Tigra National Park. They allegedly tried to clear a way to a site where they planned to build a hunters’ recreation centre.  Yuri Berseniev, director of the national park, addressed to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation and Environmental Prosecutor’s Office regarding the fact of uncontrolled felling of trees. Immediately upon receiving the information, specialists from the Prosecutor’s Office, Forest Management Service and regional Department of Rosprirodnadzor[1] went to scene to check the obtained information and investigate the case.


[1] Rosprirodnadzor – Russia’s Federal Service for Supervising Natural Resources

Illegal felling of trees
Illegal felling of trees

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Phoenix Fund

Location: Vladivostok, Primorski Krai - Russia
Website: http:/​/​​en/​
Project Leader:
Sergei Bereznuk
Vladivostok, Primorsky krai Russia

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