“Zov Tigra” (“Call of the Tiger”) National Park started to work in 2008. However, even 20 years before that, Far Eastern scientists had stressed the need for creation of a protected area there.
The park was originally planned to be called “Verkhne-Ussuriysky.” The main goals of the park include preservation and restoration of natural and historical and cultural complexes and facilities, environmental education of the population and the creation of the conditions for regulated tourism.
The area of the “Zov Tigra” National Park makes up 82 thousand hectares. Many rare and valuable species of mammals of the south of the Far East live in the Park. The territory has no equals in Russia in its species diversity of rare predators and ungulates. The predators of the Park are the Amur tiger, the Amur leopard cat, lynx, mink, brown and Himalayan black bear, etc. Cloven-hoofed animals living in the park are wild boar, red deer, sika deer, roe deer, goat antelope, musk deer. 6 species of mammals are listed on the Red Book. One of them is the “master of the taiga”, the Amur tiger.
The climate on the territory of the “Zov Tigra” National Park is continental with pronounced monsoon features. The warmest month in coastal areas is August (average temperature amounts to 19.2 ° C), in central regions it is July (18.1 ° C). The warmest months on the mountain slopes of the rivers Kievka and Chyornaya are July (21.4 ° C) and August (21.3 ° C), respectively. The lowest temperatures in the entire territory are recorded in January: from -12 ° C on the coast to -20.9 ° C in the central part of the Park.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina