The construction of a tourist cluster in Sochi National Park poses a potential hazard for the project on the recovery of the Caucasian leopard in the Caucasus, said Valery Shmunk, Head of “Russian Caucasus” Regional Division in his interview with EcoLur. The territory where the tourist cluster is built is the migration passage of the leopard.
The construction of the tourist cluster is carried out by “Roza Khutor.” According to Valery Shmunk, many international experts already working in the project on the recovery of leopard population are already worried and want to quit their jobs, if the construction of these structures continues in Russia.
“We hope for the pressure of Russian and international community, who are calling for Russia to fulfill the international commitments Russia has undertaken. Russia has undertaken not to use these areas to compensate the damage caused to reserve areas during Olympic Games 2014,” Valery Shmunk said and added this construction, as a matter of fact is a very serious risk, first of all, for the international reputation of the country.
11:48 December 24, 2015