Far Eastern Leopards to take part in Russia's Primeval Nature festival© Alexandra Agranat
15 January 2019

Far Eastern Leopards to take part in Russia's Primeval Nature festival

The 6th Russia's Primeval Nature festival is opening in Moscow on 18 January 2019 and will take place until 17 February. Autonomous non-profit organisation Far Eastern Leopards has been a long-term partner of the function. Almost every year, Far Eastern Leopards displays its information material and unique images of Far Eastern leopards at the exhibition, organises popular lectures as well as other themed events.

The festival’s opening ceremony on 18 January will be attended by Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov, who is also chair of the Far Eastern Leopards Supervisory Board.

Our participation in the roundtable meeting “Russia and China: Preserving nature together” will be of particular importance. Far Eastern Leopards assigns high priority to developing trans-border cooperation with China – there are no borders for the spotted predator. “The meeting will focus on conservation projects for the animals that migrate across the border between the two countries,” pointed out Director of the Russia's Primeval Nature festival Tamara Panteleyeva at a news conference.

Vsevolod Stepanitsky, Merited Environmentalist of the Russian Federation and advisor to the general director of Far Eastern Leopards, will be representing the interests of Far Eastern leopards at the meeting where he will deliver a report. Other participants will include representatives of the China Wildlife Conservation Association and representatives of Russian conservation and educational organisations.

During the 6th Russia's Primeval Nature festival, people visiting the Central House of Artists (10 Krymsky Val Street) will be able to pose for a photo with a Far Eastern leopard in a special photo zone. Outside the entrance to the Central House of Artists, festival visitors will also be able to review information stands provided by our foundation on the conservation of the spotted predators at Land of the Leopard National Park. We also prepared a surprise for the exhibition goers. They will be able to take selfies with animalistic sculptures of some of the world’s rarest wild cats in a specially designed panoramic taiga-themed photo zone.

On 14 February, Far Eastern Leopards and Federal Biological and Environmental Centre of the Lomonosov Moscow State University’s Zoology Museum will hold a roundtable meeting on supporting and developing the young environmentalists’ movement in the country. The meeting participants will include alumni and leaders of the strongest young environmentalists’ clubs from across Russia. The event will mark the 100th anniversary of the young environmentalists’ movement in Russia.

This year at the Russia's Primeval Nature festival, the exhibition will be divided into sections based on Russian nature areas, from the Arctic desert to subtropical regions. Visitors will see a record number of photos (600 images) occupying a 5,000-square metre venue.

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