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  • AS PART OF THE EASTERN ECONOMIC FORUM THERE WILL BE A RUN FOR CHARITY TO PROTECT THE AMUR TIGER AND THE FAR EASTERN LEOPARD

    11 August 2016

    On September 2, 2016, on the first day of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, a run will be held for charity to protect rare animals of the Far East: the Amur tiger and the Far Eastern leopard. The event is being held on the initiative and under the auspices of Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ANO Far Eastern Leopards, Sergei Ivanov, with the support of the Administration of the Primorsky Territory, the Roscongress Foundation and the Amur Tiger Centre.

    “We are living in times of significant climate and environmental change: the air is becoming polluted and populations of certain animals are disappearing. I am convinced that, with the Year of Ecology coming up, thus charitable event within the scope of such a major business forum will draw maximum attention among not only representatives of the political and business elite, but also the general public. I hope to see a large number of people wanting to take part in this sporting celebration and make their own contribution to protecting the Amur tiger, Far Eastern leopard and other rate animals. I am pleased to invite all residents of Vladivostok and visitors to the city to come along”, Sergei Ivanov stressed.

    The run for charity is being held to draw attention to the cause of protecting populations of rare wild animals and popularise a healthy lifestyle and active leisure.

    The route of the run will be round Russkiy Island. Participants can go in for two distances – 1 km and 5 km. Guests of the 2nd Eastern Economic Forum, people of the Far Eastern Federal District, in fact everyone who wishes and is concerned about the fate of the big cats, may take part in the run.

    The Eastern Economic Forum 2016 will be held on September 2 and 3 in Vladivostok on the campus of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) on Russkiy Island.