The cutting off antlers on reindeers was banned in Krasnoyarsk territory
The government of the Krasnoyarsk Territory decided to ban the cutting off antlers on reindeers. The ban was introduced for 5 years. It was reported by Arguments and Facts.
«The largest population of reindeer in Eurasia lives in Krasnoyarsk Territory. At the same time the state of its resources causes serious concerns. In recent years, their number has been declining and at the moment it is 400 thousand specimen», - Deputy Energy Minister Igor Varfolomeev said.
One of the burning issues is illegal cutting off antlers on reindeers. Poachers cut off antlers and in the most cases it leads to death. According to the opinion of Scientific-Research Institute of Agriculture and Ecology of the Arctic, uncontrolled cutting off antlers leads to the death of these animals in 70% of cases.