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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Lynx and walrus: what shocked Sergei Ivanov

In the Kremlin hosted the third meeting of the organizing Committee on holding the Year of ecology in Russia. This status, recall that President Putin has assigned to the current 2017 to attract the attention of people in our country and government to the problems of environmental protection activities. Which turned out to be not enough. During the meeting the special representative of the President on issues of environmental activities, environment and transport Sergei Ivanov called “shock” the presence of walruses and bobcats on the balance sheet of the Agency. The Agency, in turn, complained of the legislation under which they need to kill seized from poachers animals if they failed to implement in the course of the auction.

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It is impossible to give the animal for free, for example, the Dolphinarium, complained during a meeting of the head of the Federal Agency for state property management Dmitry Pristanskov. According to him, representatives of the animal world, which at the time specialized raids managed to withdraw from poachers are transferred Rosimushchestvu. By law, the Agency is obliged to organize an auction in which one or another animal will be exposed as a lot. If applicants to acquire no Agency, following the letter of the law, should be put to death animal.

The head of Rosprirodnadzor, Artem Sidorov, hastened to reassure the participants that haven’t murdered anyone yet. And in the principle of “dirty hands”, the Agency has no plans, and therefore requested (and fix it at the legislative level) to freely give representatives of the animal world relevant organizations, and not only the state, bypassing the auctions. The argument Pristanskov told the real story of the lynx without legs, which were seized from poachers. “A non-profit Fund has performed the surgery, cared for her, and then the court decided to confiscate the animal from the Fund and put up for sale. So the lynx don’t need any zoo. A non-profit organization was ready to take her free of charge, but according to the decree, it was necessary to expose it to the implementation,” he said.

It stated: “in Other words, the Federal property management Agency on the balance of walruses, killer whales, ferrets, lynxes, with which you can not do anything but to sell, and which will become dealers. I think for many such information close to the shock. Anyway, how strange that the government is engaged in walrus and lynx”.

The reaction to this statement was not long in coming. “Within a few months we will prepare the document which will allow the government to transfer the trot on three legs with one prosthesis Fund, which cured her, to avoid the repetition of such an absurd case. Prepare document and support lynx” – said the Minister of natural resources and environment Sergey Donskoy.

The meeting also touched upon the creation of compensatory planting. The meaning of the initiative, as explained by Sergei Ivanov is: how many cut down trees, so saplings must be planted. This bill has already been prepared and would shortly be submitted to the government. According to the document, all those who are chopping the forests for the construction of its facilities – roads, buildings and production facilities — will be required to engage in reforestation. Otherwise they will have to pay the government a monetary compensation, which will focus on recreation of the green zone.


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