In Russia, the extraction of animals listed in the Red Book was allowed. As reported TASS with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia, this will be possible “in exceptional cases in order to preserve the objects of the animal world.”
Corresponding amendments to two legislative acts come into force on August 1. Also, the extraction of rare animals is possible for the purpose of monitoring them, regulating the number, protecting public health or eliminating threats to human life. Hunting is not an exceptional case, the department stressed. The permit for the extraction of rare animals will be issued by Rosprirodnadzor.
Earlier in Russia, they predicted the extinction of 13 animal species. The head of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources, Alexander Kozlov, clarified that the Amur tiger, Central Asian and Far Eastern leopards, snow leopards, bison, saiga, Przhevalsky’s horse, Altai mountain sheep, gazelle, polar bear, Siberian crane, bowhead and gray whales are endangered.