More than 60 employees of Land of the Leopard, schoolchildren, volunteers and Korean students took part in the procession to mark Tiger Day. Professors from the Seoul National University, representatives of the Tiger and Leopard Conservation Fund in South Korea and the Wildlife Institute of India also joined Land of the Leopard's column.
"Tiger Day is a step towards finding an understanding between human beings and nature," said Viktor Bardyuk, director of Vorontsov Land of the Leopard. "Tens of thousands of people take part in the celebrations. If Far Eastern leopards and Amur tigers provide an indication of the situation regarding the ecosystem, Tiger Day has become a good example of care about nature, our common home, all over the world."
Throughout the day, thematic venues were open on Vladivostok's central square. Visitors were welcomed by volunteers dressed as Far Eastern leopards, Amur tigers and other animals. The national park's experts held a workshop on how to make a banner featuring four wild felines: the Amur tiger, the lynx, the Amur leopard cat and the Far Eastern leopard. There was also a playground with the "animal Twister" and a labyrinth with footprints of wild animals.
On the eve of the celebrations, a meeting between environmentalists was held. At the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation — Chief of the Government Staff Konstantin Chuychenko thanked representatives of environmental and public organisations as well as scientists for preserving the population of Amur tigers, which is growing steadily thanks to their hard work. The Amur Tiger Centre awarded souvenirs and certificates. Among the recipients was Viktor Storozhuk from Land of the Leopard's research department, who has been studying leopards and tigers and photographing them for over 15 years.