Security officers took under the protection of the Kurgan bear lake – REGNUM
Lake Medvezhye (Kurgan region).
Kurgan. August 10, 2015. 20:04 — REGNUM In the Kurgan region, poachers destroy the unique bear lake. As reported to IA REGNUM in the press service of the regional government, on a lake, which is considered analogous to the Dead sea in the middle East, poachers sacks of harvested Artemia cysts — crustaceans, which are responsible for the composition and quality of therapeutic mud and brine.
Brine shrimp are plankton of the lake and have unique healing properties. The eggs (cysts) of the crustacean Artemia are widely used in cosmetology, Oriental medicine, in the cultivation of poultry and as feed for industrial fish farming and aquarium.
The main buyers of Artemia cysts are Chinese companies, according to the newspaper «top secret”. The price of the biological resource in the black market reaches 8 thousand rubles for a bag, and typed it in half an hour.
The regional authorities consider that it is necessary to prohibit commercial production of Artemia cysts in the lake is bearish, especially because this crustacean is found for another 18 lakes in the region. But so far has limited itself to strengthening the protection of the shores of the lake to the final conclusions of scientists from the Institute of Oceanology. However, poachers are attracted to the ease of gathering: crustacean Bear is right on the beach, whereas in other areas it is necessary to get in the river and gathering much more difficult. The cancer develops in the period from may to October. So, the poachers gain access to catches for almost half a year and can cause irreparable damage to the population.
Not help to deal with poachers and controlling the shores of the salt lakes drones. The Deputy Governor Sergey Pugin today, August 10, said at a press conference that poachers are struggling all the forces: to this attracted even employees of the interior Ministry and the FSB. And from July to September in the region is carried out preventive operation “Artemia”, according to Pugin, already have detained violators.