The world of Amur tigers and leopards through the eyes of children

28.07.2014

Young wildlife artists sent more than 2,000 amazing paintings of Amur tigers and leopards to Phoenix Fund for a drawing competition this year!

Polina Aparneva, 13 y.o., Vladivostok, Primorsky krai

Polina Aparneva, 13 y.o., Vladivostok, Primorsky krai

On International Tiger Day – June 29, Phoenix started printing wall and pocket calendars with rare cats’ images. Calendars include drawings by children who won competitions organized by the Phoenix Fund and the Land of the Leopard National Park.

Katya Vashurina, 14 y.o., Vladivostok, Primorsky krai

Katya Vashurina, 14 y.o., Vladivostok, Primorsky krai

The competitions One Day from the life of the Amur Tiger and One Day from the life of the Amur Leopard were launched in January 2014. Children from the Russian Far East and abroad were invited to draw rare predators in their natural habitat. Such competitions have been held in the region for the ninth year in order to draw children’s attention to the problem of conserving the endangered wild cats.

Olga Keelie, 12 y.o., Naikhin, Khabarovsky krai

Olga Keelie, 12 y.o., Naikhin, Khabarovsky krai

In 2014, the organisers received 1,312 tiger drawings and 723 illustrations of leopards. At the same time, the geography of participants expands every year: competition attracts more children from other regions, as well as from South Korea, where it has been held for the second year.

This year’s jury included for the first time representatives of national parks and reserves located in the southern part of Russia’s Far East. The organisers and jury faced a difficult task – to select the best drawings for 2015 wall calendars. Although there were many brilliant drawings, only 54 of them were included in calendars.

(c) Phoenix Fund

(c) Phoenix Fund

To encourage the participants, it was decided to print a special edition of pocket calendars with children’s drawings, which will be distributed to children of kindergarten and school age living in all the areas near the habitat of cat species.

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(c) Phoenix Fund

(c) Phoenix Fund

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