On 26 May, a photo exhibition, Big Cats of the Far East: Amur Tigers and Far Eastern Leopards as Indicators of the Region's Environmental Safety, was unveiled at the Vystavochnaya metro station of Moscow's Filyovskaya line. It was organised by the Far Eastern Leopards autonomous non-profit organisation, the Amur Tiger Centre and the Moscow Metro. Photos on display help visitors learn more about these rare predators and the unique nature in the Far East. The exhibition will run through the summer.
"We're inviting all city residents, guests of the city and Metro passengers to see the exhibition and take part in the projects and initiatives run by our partners," Dmitry Komendantov, deputy head of the Moscow Metro for communications, said, speaking at the opening ceremony. "We're sending a message that each of us can contribute to conserving these wonderful animals for our country by participating in the projects carried out by the Amur Tiger Centre and the Far Eastern Leopards non-profit organisation."
Opened in the run-up to the Year of the Environment, the exhibition is already the second joint project undertaken by the three organisations to increase the public's awareness of the issue of restoring and conserving the Far East's population of big cats included on the Red List of Threatened Species. Last year, the Moscow Metro launched the animal-themed Striped Express.