Yakutia bans tundra hare and reindeer hunting
© RIA Novosti. Ramil Sitdikov

Yakutia bans tundra hare and reindeer hunting

Permission will be granted to hunt fur-bearing animals in Yakutia as of September 15, but some districts will ban tundra hare and reindeer hunting.

Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Aisen Nikolayev has issued an executive order banning tundra hare hunting in the Amginsky, Verkhoyansky, Gorny, Megino-Kangalassky, Namsky, Ust-Aldansky, Tattinsky, Churapchinsky and Khangalassky districts as well as in Yakutsk.

The document says that the hunting ban aims to restore the reproduction potential of the tundra hare population in central and northeastern Yakutia, to reduce the anthropogenic impact on reindeer migration routes in areas where mineral deposits are being actively developed.

Hunting restrictions also cover the Lena-Olenyoksky reindeer population in the Mirninsky, Nyurbinsky and Bulunsky districts having the status of industrial zones, affiliated with the shareholding companies Alrosa and Almazy Anabara (Anabar Diamonds).