Active measures are being taken throughout the Russian Federation to save and restore wildlife. Another innovation in Yakutia will help preserve the rarest forest bison.
The Yakut government approved the inclusion of another animal in the Yakut Red Book. This time, the “lucky” turned out to be a forest bison. The project was discussed after the appearance of herbivores in the natural habitat.
Prior to the proposal, the species was protected only in a nature park. But the number of bison reached 212, and they began to be released beyond it. Because of this, bison were declared animals under threat of extinction throughout the republic. If the conservation program continues as successfully, the forest bison will become residents of the entire taiga zone of the north-east of the Russian Federation.
120 heads of forest bison were brought to Yakutia from Canada in 2006. Forest giants are released after acclimatization, which lasts 10 years. Some of them were released in 2017, and another batch in 2018.