The Amur tiger is our heritage. The Far East is home to 95% of the Amur tiger population. The results of the winter census will be revealed at the Forum, but it is already clear that the population of one of the largest cats on the planet is approaching 600.

Saving the tiger from extinction required almost 80 years of hard conservation work. A quarter of its habitat is now covered by specially protected natural areas, with strict controls over the conservation of its food supply now in place and the fight against poaching reaching new levels.

Results are being achieved, but this doesn’t mean that we should slow down or tell ourselves that there are no longer any threats to the Amur tiger, which is still listed in Russia’s Red Data Book. The increase in the animal’s population has led to an increasing number of encounters between tigers and people. We must now protect our striped red predator in the light of its growing population, minimizing conflicts with humans and ensuring that there is a sufficient quantity of ungulate prey.

Nature knows no boundaries, and conserving the tiger population is not the task of any one government. We hope that the international Forum will help us to find new solutions to an issue that we all care about. I hope that all participants enjoy a productive and successful event, and wish you all the best.

https://www.mnr.gov.ru/

Alexander Kozlov

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation

About pavilion

An interactive pavilion called the Tiger House is being showcased as part of the 2nd International Tiger Forum at the 7th Eastern Economic Forum’s “Far East Street” exhibition area.

The Pavilion’s display will allow visitors to get better acquainted with the world of this miraculous, striped predator, to learn more about its evolution, the main historical facts about the life of the Red Book animals up to the 20th century and the measures taken to conserve the population in Russia. In addition, visitors of the exhibition will be able to admire rare footage from the habitats of tigers obtained using photo monitoring, but most importantly will come to understand that preserving the tiger population on Earth is one of the most acute challenges facing humanity. The Russian Far East alone is currently home to 95% of the entire population of Amur tigers. The Russian Federation must therefore play a pivotal role in the conservation of this large predator.

The Pavilion will be open from 5 to 11 September 2022.