Polar Bears: The present. The future?
«Polar Bears: The present. The future?» photo show until 11 August 2012
Ecologists from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), supported by Ministry of Natural Resources, organized a photo exhibition at Sheremetyevo Airport, dedicated to the conservation of polar bears.
"We believe the exhibition is very timely... It will help to reiterate the need to enhance international conservation status of polar bears. We are very pleased that such a large organization like the Sheremetyevo Airport has joined the fight for the preservation of polar bears and we believe that only by joint efforts of government agencies, businesses and nonprofit organizations, we can help nature, "- said the director of the Russian branch of IFAW Maria Vorontsova.
According to the deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Rinat Gizatulin, given in the report, the exhibition is very important in attracting public attention to environmental issues in general and the conservation of polar bear populations in particular.
В настоящее время в мире, по оценкам экспертов, насчитывается 21-25 тысяч особей белых медведей, однако, по мнению многих ученых, популяция сокращается связи с изменениями климата, браконьерской охотой и загрязнением природной среды Арктики. В России белый медведь постоянно обитает на пространстве от Земли Франца-Иосифа и Новой Земли до Чукотки. Популяция занесена в Красную книгу РФ и мировую Красную книгу МСОП (IUCN), в которой ей присвоена категория пять (восстанавливающаяся).
At the present time in the world, according to experts, are 21-25 thousand individuals of polar bears, however, many scientists believe that the population is reduced due to climate change, poaching and pollution of the Arctic environment. In Russia, polar bear constantly lives in the area from the Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya to Chukotka. The population is listed in the Red Book of Russia and the IUCN, in which it is categorized as five (restored).
Sheremetyevo International Airport, Leningradskoye highway, Sheremetyevo, Airport.