Fishermen, hunters and a quadcopter will help to find nesting sites of Siberian white cranes in Yamal
14:21 19 июня 2020
Категории: News in English
This year it is planned to interview fishermen and hunters on meetings with Siberian white cranes within the project on restoration of their population. An employee of the scientific center for study of the Arctic Ruslan Ilyasov will use a quadcopter to conduct the aerial survey of potential nesting sites, as the regional department of external relations informs.
The project is being implemented within the integrated research expedition “Yamal-Arctic”. The Russian center for the Arctic exploration is its operator. Andrey Umnikov, the director of the Russian center, reminds that in last June 4 young cranes (2 females and 2 males) were already delivered and released into the wild from the Oka State Biosphere Reserve to the Kunovat nature reserve in Shuryshkarskiy district. One of the birds was supposedly seen on wintering in Turkmenistan.
This year six young Siberian cranes were delivered to the Kunovat state nature reserve of regional significance in Shuryshkarskiy district. Four females and two males were specially raised for Yamal in the Oka State Biosphere Reserve. So far the cranes have been placed in an open enclosure in the swamp, where the birds will spend several days. After they adapt to the local climate and environment, they will be released into the wild. The birds are one year old and weigh from 5.2 to 6 kilograms. According to the director of the Oka State Biosphere Reserve Yuriy Markin, the largest individuals were chosen for sending to Yamal, their parents were engaged in raising them. The cranes were marked with transmitters to monitor their further movements, to get information about migration routes and wintering places. The delivered birds will start creating family couples in three years. For Siberian cranes it happens once and for all.