Pavel Sulyandziga. Putin is a champion of the Amur tiger

Putin had signed an order committing to creating the park as preservation for the Amur tiger… What’s more, an international campaign to depict Putin as a champion of the Amur tiger was in full swing. There was a summit for heads of states whose territories contained tigers, a special Amur tiger fund was created, and celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio lent their support… It was under these circumstances that Putin proposed a meeting to discuss the situation in Bikin.

2017.12 Parks and Arbitration: A leader of Russia’s Udege community describes the decades-long fight to create Bikin National Park, the first to safeguard Indigenous rights

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