The Story about interest in the Novaya Zemlya and

The Story about interest in the Novaya Zemlya and to polar bears on August 8, 2019

1. Environmental and legal context.

White whales from "whale prison" will begin to be released to the Sea of Okhotsk in August
04:26, on August 8, 2019

VLADIVOSTOK, 8 Aug - RIA Novosti. Experts plan to begin to release in August the remained ... white whales from "whale prison" to the Sea of Okhotsk, reports research institute of oceanography … in Instagram.

The first party from two killer whales and six white whales released to the Sea of Okhotsk on June 27, the second group of three killer whales - on July 16, the third party from three killer whales - on August 6.

Now in "whale prison" there are 81 white whales and two killer whales.

"We will already begin to transport white whales ... in August. The assessment of a condition of their health and readiness for release will be carried out ...", - reports institute.

This week visual monitoring of the let-out killer whales will begin, scientists added.

The situation with "whale prison" became resonant after in Greenpeace in October, 2018 said that illegal sale from Russia to China of 13 Red Book killer whales prepares. For the last five years took out 15 of these mammals there. The Vladivostok nature protection prosecutor's office found violations from Rosrybolovstvo and the companies which caught animals.

Investigators opened case of illegal catch of water biological resources and ill treatment of animals. According to SK [Investigative Committee], in the bay there were 11 killer whales (all of them were cubs) and 90 white whales who did not reach puberty, 13 of them years were younger. Later three white whales and one killer whale were gone from open-air [marine] cages.

The President Vladimir Putin gave on February 22 [2019] an assignment to the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation together with scientists to decide the destiny of the animals who are contained in the bay of Srednyaya in Primorye. The court in Sakhalin recognized that animals were caught illegally, and recognized as illegal orders of Rosrybolovstvo which distributed quotas for catching of killer whales and white whales."

On August 8, 2019 09:02

Translation from Russian into English: August 8, 2019 09:16.
Владимир Владимирович Залесский “Рассказ об интересе к Новой Земле и к белым медведям 8 августа 2019 г.”.