4 Sep 2019 17:58

Int'l forum in Vladivostok to address preservation of tiger population - Putin decree

MOSCOW. Sept 4 (Interfax) - An international forum on the preservation of the tiger population will be held in Vladivostok in 2022.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a relevant decree. The document is available for viewing on the legal information portal.

The forum will be conducted "to develop cooperation with foreign partners on the preservation and restoration of the population" of this wild cat, the decree said.

Konstantin Chuichenko, deputy prime minister and head of the Russian government administration has been appointed chairman of the forum's organizing committee.

Chuichenko currently co-chairs the center for the study and preservation of the population of the Amur tiger, "which turns six in 2019." An international festival entitled "Tiger Day" was earlier held in Vladivostok. This environmental holiday has been held in Vladivostok since 2000.