Two plots of land in the Primorye Territory with a total area of 12,000 hectares have been given to the Far Eastern Leopards autonomous non-profit organisation by a large land user. The signing ceremony of the land donation agreement took place on 24 August.
One plot is located near the border of Land of the Leopard National Park and the other sits alongside the Far East Marine Biosphere Reserve.
"At present, the Far Eastern Leopards Supervisory Board, headed by Sergei Ivanov, has decided to open a large environmental cluster there with the aim of research and environmental education," said Yelena Gangalo, general director of the Far Eastern Leopards organisation.
She said that the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is involved in the implementation of this ambitious project. In addition, there are plans to develop tourist facilities on the new land.