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Sikhote-Alin trail will be ready by the end of August

Sightseeing trail in the Sikhote-Alin Reserve will be ready by the end of August. APR PRESS referring to the press service of the Primorye administration.

Since July 1, the student ecological team "Tiger" has been working on the territory of the reserve, which includes 26 young specialists from the Far Eastern Federal University and the Primorsky State Agricultural Academy. Future biologists, ecologists, foresters, game experts and veterinarians are modernizing the Cape Severny excursion trail, which is to become a visiting card of the reserve.

“The length of the trail is 5 kilometers, during which construction teams level the surface, make flooring, and build small bridges over streams. Fifty percent of the work has already been done, the work will be finished in August, ”said the director of the reserve Dmitry Gorshkov.

Olga Arifulina, Deputy Director for Environmental Education of the Sikhote-Alin Nature Reserve, believes that a well-equipped trail will attract additional tourists for excursions, while the environmental impact will be small.

Robert Birdby, a specialist in the field of nature conservation, a traveler, a writer and a photographer, acted as a consultant on the construction of the trail. He advised on how to properly equip slopes, outlined areas for laying wooden flooring and gravel. Also from the interregional organization of the Great Baikal Trail came a specialist with six years of experience in the construction of ecological trails, Anna Gritsuk, who will be in control of the construction process for several weeks.

The main task throughout the existence of the Sikhote-Alin nature reserve was the preservation of the rarest cat on the planet - the Amur tiger. Despite the fact that thanks to the work of Russian specialists, the population of the Amur tiger is increasing, it is still included in the Red Book of Russia, and it is in the Sikhote-Alin Reserve that the natural habitats of the striped predator are most fully preserved. The work of the student team on the territory of the reserve will draw attention to the general problem of preserving wildlife and the unique cat in particular, and will also contribute to the development of ecotourism in the region.

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