Hunting on the territory of 7.2 million hectares in
According to him, the ban was introduced to preserve the food base of the predator. «One can assume that this is a moratorium on hunting,» he said.
In addition, the state agency introduced local bans on hunting. «For example, from 2017, hunting for artiodactyls in the Moscow, Sokuluk and Alamudun districts of the Chui oblast is banned for three years,» Abdykalyk Rustamov said.
He noted that the territories where hunting is prohibited will be monitored to find out how the moratorium affects the number of wild animals. As he stressed, in the 2000s the number of snow leopards in