According to the information of
resident of Dikson village (Taimyr, Russia) killed 5 polar bears. The
poacher was arrested by the law-enforcement authorities when he
delivered bear skins in his garage. The procurator of Dikson region
informed that since 2000 it is the first time when such a criminal case
in poaching will be judged in the court.
11-17, 2004 the third Conference "Marine mammal of the Holarctic was
held in Koktebel (Crimea, Ukraine).
specialists from Russia,
Ukraine, USA, Canada, Norway and Turkey participated in the Forum; 102
oral and 29 poster presentations were done.
Basing on materials submitted by the conference participants the book
was published: Marine Mammals of the Holarctic. 2004. Collection of
Scientific Papers. Moscow, KMK. 609 pages.
- In summer 2004 in Moscow
Zoo beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) male died of chlorine.
- A unique
educational Center has been established on the base of Murmansk Research
Oceanarium (Murmansk, northwestern Russia) to provide children with
opportunity to study marine mammals. The Center has been organized by
trainers and researchers of the Oceanarium with support of the Murmansk
University of Pedagogics. Seventh-formers of the 8th Murmansk gymnasium
will be the firsts who attend such kind of additional biological classes.
After theoretical lessons children will take practice. In particular they
will be taught how to communicate with mammals and get some lessons on
animal training. School children also will make some research experiments.
- 26 September 2003.Young
(~3 year old; 4.3 m; 1400 kg) female killer whale was caught in Kamchatka waters (eastern
Russia). This is the first case of capturing killer
whales in Russia.
In August 2003 local
fishermen found 17 white whales stranded on a shore of Khatanga Bay (the
Laptev Sea, Russian Arctic). All the whales were died. Cause of death was
not known. Found bodies were burned.
The XV Biennial Conference
on the Biology of Marine Mammals will be held 14-19 December 2003 in
Greensboro, NC, USA. For details and further information visit the website
14 November 2002. Limits of
Total Allowed Catches of marine mammals in internal marine waters,
territorial sea, on continental shelf of exclusive economic zone of the
Russian Federation, in the White and Caspian seas was signed by Prime
Minister of the Russian Government (document)
The second international conference ôMarine mammals of
Holarcticö was held on the base of the Irkutsk Scientific Center of the
Russian Academy of Sciences (Listvyanka) on 11-13 September 2002.
request for CITES permission to export to China 2 killer whales caught
near Sakhalin Island (the Sea of Okhotsk) was received in the
Russian Ministry of Natural Resources in summer. Such request can be
issued only if animals are really caught. However, according to
recent information the whales were not caught. Being aware how difficult
is to receive the permission, the catching enterprise falsified the
request to get the permission first. Anyway, the Ministry has issued
negative reply. We bet your pardon for posting wrong information.