Return of Red Book animals

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Fourteen Przewalski’s horses have been delivered to the Orenburgsky nature reserve with the assistance of Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg.

Przewalski’s horses placed under quarantine upon arrival at new home
Przewalski’s horses placed under quarantine upon arrival at new home

Przewalski’s horses placed under quarantine upon arrival at new home

The attempts to restore the population of the Przewalski’s horse, which is listed in Russia’s Red Book of Endangered Species, were initiated in Orenburg several years ago. The new batch of tarpans was brought to the region from Hungary’s Hortobagy National Park.

First batch of Przewalski’s horses feeling at home in Orenburg
First batch of Przewalski’s horses feeling at home in Orenburg

First batch of Przewalski’s horses feeling at home in Orenburg

Rafilya Bakirova, Head of the Joint Directorate of the Orenburgsky and Shaitan-Tau state nature reserves, asked Vladimir Kiyaev, Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg, for assistance in transporting the animals. Three KAMAZ platform trucks (two of which were equipped with loader cranes) and a MAZ crane truck were provided for free by the company’s Service Vehicles and Special Equipment Directorate. The Przewalski’s horses were safely transported over a distance of 130 kilometers from the Orenburg Tsentralny airport to the nature reserve.

Vladimir Bystrykh, Head of Environmental Protection Division at Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg, visiting newcomers of Orenburgsky nature reserve and offering them treats
Vladimir Bystrykh, Head of Environmental Protection Division at Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg, visiting newcomers of Orenburgsky nature reserve and offering them treats

Vladimir Bystrykh, Head of Environmental Protection Division at Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg, visiting newcomers of Orenburgsky nature reserve and offering them treats

This is not the first time that gas workers have helped bring Russia’s endangered animals back to the Orenburg Region. In the autumn of 2014, two Przewalski’s horses were moved to the Steppe Animal Breeding Center, and four yaks found a new home in Orenburg this spring. The ‘precious cargoes’ were delivered by Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg.

Return of Red Book animals
Return of Red Book animals

Feeling good: yaks living in Orenburg Region since spring of 2016

Background

Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg is a subsidiary of Gazprom Pererabotka and Gazprom. It is mainly focused on the productionprocessing, and transportation of hydrocarbon feedstock.

The company consists of 10 structural units, among them Europe’s largest gas processing plant and Russia’s only helium plant.

Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg’s output includes over 20 types of commercial products, including 100 per cent ofhelium and odorant and 80 per cent of ethane produced in Russia.

The ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system is in effect at Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg. The company employs over 10,000 people. It is headquartered in Orenburg.

 

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