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ST. PETERSBURG, April 10 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia is tuning its nature protection efforts in the Far East with due account of the data on the aftermaths of the accident at Japan’s Fukushima-1 nuclear plant, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday at a meeting of the board of trustees of the Russian Geographic Society.
He recalled that last year the Society issues a grant to an expedition that assessed radioactive contamination of air and water after the Furukushima accident.
“The first results provided not merely all necessary information about the aftermaths of this catastrophic disaster but made it possible to begin adjusting of nature protection and fishing activities in the Far East,” Putin said.
The Russian head of government, who is also the chairman of the Russian Geographic Society’s board of trustees, noted the Society’s success in the implementation of wild life preservation programs.
According to Putin, one of such projects, the program On Trails of Snow Leopard, resulted in the establishment of a new federal wild life reserve, Pozarym, located in the territories of four Russian regions, i.e. the republics of Tuva and Khakassia, in Altai and in the south of the Krasnodar Territory.
“Another example is a leopard study project that was launched two years ago. As a result, we have established a national park, Leopard Land, in the Primorsky Territory,” he said and added that a relevant government resolution was signed last week.