The forest service personnel of Land of the Leopard National Park have received their third award for helping fight forest fires in the Khasan District. The award ceremony was held as part of the annual meeting of the district administration's emergencies commission.
Not a single hectare of forest has been damaged in 2017 for the first time in years, and only grass fires were reported in the district.
"This achievement would have been impossible without the local residents who help us prevent forest fires both in the spring and also the autumn. They have become an integral part of our team and work on a par with our personnel," said Georgy Likhachev, deputy director for the forest service at Land of the Leopard.
This year, the forest service personnel have created 10 kilometres and improved 179 kilometres of fire lines plus installed new fire danger signs as well as 60 forest protection signs. Fire prevention efforts at the national park are taken together with the Far Eastern Leopards autonomous non-profit organisation.