The message reads, in part:
“For 15 years now one of the most remarkable environmental festivals in Russia – Tiger Day – has been bringing together those, who care about the future of this beautiful carnivore, those who love wildlife and strive to live in harmony with it, protect it and thereby create a healthy environment for themselves and for future generations.
Special greetings to those for whom protecting tigers is a daily job. Park rangers, zoologists, staff of nature preserves and parks – you all made a conscientious choice to work here; you all sincerely care about the common cause. The gradual growth of the tiger population in Russia is your achievement.”
The purpose of the environmental festival is to draw attention to the issue of protecting the rare animal species that inhabit the Primorye Territory, including the Amur Tiger.