Six Kamchatka animals and birds joined the Red Book of Russia

Kamchatka animals and birds, previously listed in the Red Book of the region, have replenished the Red Book of Russia, the Regional Agency for Forestry and Wildlife Protection reported.

By order of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia, the list of the Red Book was replenished with six species of animals and birds living in the Kamchatka Territory and previously listed in the regional Red Book: goshawk (Accipiter gentilis albidus), East Siberian small chub (Limosa lapponica), Dubrovnik (Ocyris aureolus), killer whale (Anas falcata), Siberian taiga gaverny (Anser fabalis middendorffii), reindeer Okhotsk subspecies (Kamchatka population) (Rangifer tarandus phylarchus).

The agency noted that changing the status of protection entails an increase in liability for illegal extraction of these species.

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