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AHEC Newsletter N 62

The Amur-Heilong Ecoregion Complex (AHEC) consists of several Global 200 ecoregions and has been selected as a priority place within WWF’s Global Programme Framework. The region is also home to two priority flagship species, the Amur tiger and Amur leopard.

pub_reports_ahec_62_cover.jpgContents of the #62 issue

Asian Big Cats
Amur tiger cub named Almaz born in Nordens Ark Zoo in Sweeden
WWF-Russia: Deep snow in the Russian Far East threatens ungulates with death
Ranger training WeChan App
Fresh Amur tiger footprints!

Green belt of Amur
Over 150 Oriental Stork nests in the Amur basin got protection from fires
marmot re-introduction successfully continues in Khar Yamaat Nature reserve
A warm house built in Amurskaya province for the rehabilitation of rescured Oriental storks
Protection of sources of natural springs continues effectively
Instalation of artificial supporters for Orienatl stork nests began in the Tumen river valley in Primorye
New National Oriental stork conservation strategy (2030) adopted in Russia
"Steppe Beauty" Campaign
Popular climatology: a documentary from Primorye became a nominee for the educational award of the Russian society "Knowledge"
Wildlife populations in Khar Yamaat nature reserve are increasing
Local people have supported a proposal  of internal zoning  of the newly established protected area
500 K Hectare area designated as a Water protection zone at Sukhbaatar province through stakeholders participation

Green Economy
Joint planning on prevention of enviromental cromes in Eastern Mongolia
WWF Russia and VOOP sent Open letter to the authorities on threats from new project of Polymetal
WWF's guide school successfully completed in the Bikin national park
Planting trees from seeds of Bird Cherry Tree
Staff from five regions of the Amur basin traines how organize tourism
WWF Russia supports the Khabarovsky province Governor in his decision to preserve wild salmon stocks of the Amur river

Young protectors
Training on Child safety and protection for Eco-club teachers
Mobile awareness event "Plastic-free river" has been successfully organized

Sustainable Forestry
All forest fires over past decade on one map
WWF research: New records of gold miners in Siberia and the Far-East for river pollution
Public forest inspectors in Primorye help official agencies fighting illegal logging

Feature Story 
Here comes the Big cat | Safegueard the Tiger, writing a new chapter of harmonious coexistence of human and tiger