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Russia to build neighbourly ties between humans and animals at resorts

At the IV Annual International Conference “Nature Tourism: Global Challenges and Prospects for Russia” in Sochi, representatives of FSBI Sochi National Park, FSBI State Natural Biosphere Reserve of the Caucasus named after K. Kh. Shaposhnikov, Rosa Khutor mountain resort and Vladimir Potanin’s Interros Holding signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation. The document provides for joint work to ensure good neighborliness and safety for tourists and wild animals in recreational territories. The memorandum embraces such activities as scientific research, field observations, biotechnical activities, raising awareness among tourists, shaping new standards of responsibility for businesses operating on the territory, and so on.
“The development of tourism in our country makes the organisation of civilised good-neighborliness between man and the animal world topical. The agreement that we signed today aims to create a system that would help reserves solve their scientific tasks on the one hand and allow to make holiday time at leading Russian resorts, such as Rosa Khutor, even more comfortable for tourists and safer for animals on the other hand. We, as major investors in the tourism industry, call it responsible investment and responsible environmental management,” Olga Voytovich, Deputy General Director at Interros Holding said.
This project may become the first one in Russia that will merge science and business, and give an opportunity to study animals on the one hand and ensure control over the movement of large animals in the resort area of ​​the Sochi mountain cluster on the other hand.