Forest Fire-Fighting

The Khasan district in Southern Primorye is famous for its unique animal and plant species. Nature reserves and protected territories cover 37% of the district. It is a home to the endangered Amur leopard, whose population is now limited to 35-40 animals, and isolated subpopulation of Amur tigers with 15-20 individuals. Once in 6 years forest fires engulf up to 50% of the district. Продолжить

Holiday season turned into an outrageous breach of all limits for poachers

While all the country was having merry holidays a joint anti-poaching Khasan team kept patrolling the Leopard land. During the check six poachers were detained for illegal hunting in the protected area. Продолжить