The decision on the disputed species of the red book will after scientific research

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in fotobounce festival of Russian Book. Archival photoThe decision on the disputed species of the red book will after scientific research© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

The decision on the disputed species of the red book of Russia will be taken after receiving the scientific data on their population, as well as field surveys, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Director of the Department of state policy and regulation in the sphere of environmental protection Ministry of Russia Andrey Kolodkin.

Chapter Ministry of Russia Sergey Donskoy at the end of December approved a new version of the red book. The list includes the types of wildlife that in the discussion of experts at the meetings of the relevant Commission on rare species has received near-unanimous assessment.

«The Commission must meet at least once a year. However, the receipt of materials on controversial types of the Commission will immediately meet and consider them. Then we must not tarry, but the decisions should be taken carefully and objectively. Nothing prevents us to do it more often and get together,» said Kolodkin.

According to him, the Commission on rare and endangered endangered animals, plants and fungi with the Ministry of natural resources must be given evidence.

«According controversial types received offers from a number of scientists for inclusion or exclusion, but scientific evidence, for example, population dynamics in five to ten years, information on fragmentation or the reduction of habitat, degradation of populations we have not received», – said the representative of the Ministry of environment.

As explained in the Ministry, the list of disputed species as follows: black bear, reindeer, red deer, Caucasian chamois, ibex, whale, grey goose, forest bean goose, Eastern tundra bean goose, taiga bean goose, grey duck, whale, black-tailed Godwit, black-tailed Godwit Siberian small, Anadyr small black-tailed Godwit, turtle dove.

At the same time, in a new edition of the red book introduced mammals of the first category, the status of rarity: Russian desman, red wolf, the Caucasian jungle cat, the Amur tiger, far Eastern and Persian leopard, the snow leopard (IRBIS), the Baltic population of the grey seal.

Also got the Przewalski’s horse, the Sakhalin musk deer, Altai-Sayan populations of reindeer, bison, Mongolian Gazelle, saiga antelope, Amur Goral, Altai mountain sheep, the Baltic subspecies of porpoises, highbrow butylenes, the sea of Okhotsk population of gray and bowhead whale, Japanese sleek whale, Northern blue whale and other species.

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