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Friday, 25 January 2013 09:55

New preserve on Russia’s Koppi River will protect habitat for taimen and tigers

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A decade of efforts by the Wild Salmon Center and partners culminates in formal protection of 94,000 acres to safeguard the critically endangered Sakhalin taimen, Siberian tiger, and other wildlife in the Russian Far East. The Khabarovsk Krai Administration passed a resolution to establish the Koppi River Preserve that will protect 94,000 acres (38,032 ha) of prime fish and wildlife habitat in the Russian Far East.

Over 200 river miles (328 km) of the Koppi River and its tributaries will be permanently protected.

 

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