New members joined to Association of Reserves and National Parks of Altai-Sayan Ecoregion
Friday March 17th, 2017
Annual meeting of the Association of Reserves and National Parks of Altai-Sayan Ecoregion took place on March 16th, 2017, in Sayano-Shushenskiy State Nature Biosphere Reserve. The participants discussed the achievements of the past year, and made decisions on several issues.
The Association of Reserves and National Parks of Altai-Sayan Ecoregion is a nonprofit organization created to supervise conservation activities of its members and to promote favorable image of protected areas.
The meeting brought together representatives from Sayano-Shushenskiy, Katun, Ubsunur Hollow, Azas, Stolby, Central Siberia, Kuznetsk Alatau, Khakassky, Taymyr, Altaiskiy, Tigirekskiy, and Tungussky nature reserves, Shorsky, Sailugemskiy, and Shushensky Bor national parks, Ergaki Nature Park, WWF Russia, Conservation Country National Foundation, and directorates of protected areas of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Tuva Republic and Khakassia.
At the meeting, the participants welcomed new members of the Association—Sailugemskiy National Park, Tuva Nature Park, and Taymyr Nature Reserve,—and re-elected Igor Gryazin as the executive director and Vasily Tolmchev as the chairperson of the Association.
The Association members discussed issues of conservation of rare and endangered species (especially, snow leopard) that inhabit the Altai-Sayan ecoregion, talked about the prospects of creating a united Tourist Information Center of the Association, and decided to organize joint events aimed at professional development of the protected areas specialists.