VLADIVOSTOK. September 29. VOSTOK-MEDIA – Last Sunday, as Vladivostok celebrated the Tiger Day, WWF has launched the action “Congratulate the Amur tiger with his year”, press-service of the Far Eastern Branch of WWF told RIA Vostok-Media news agency.
The action lasted only one hour. The participants of the event were welcome to decorate the banner, which carried the picture of a blue-eyed tiger cub, with orange greeting cards which read: “Dear tiger, I do hope that you will be fruitful and multiply”, “I wish that nobody hunt you”, “Keep well and live happily. We love you and care about you”, “My congratulations to all the tigers on our beautiful planet!” and so on.
To mark the upcoming 2010 Year of the Tiger the colorful banner conveying good wishes to the striped cat has embarked on a voyage across the natural reserves of the south of the Russian Far East.
“This action, which just seemed to be childish at first sight, has revealed something we were striving for – each participant of the event felt his personal connection with another living being – a tiger. And this is not less important than putting a signature on a serious letter to stop logging in nature reserve or to ban cedar logging,” - said Vasily Solkin, deputy director on public relations at the Amur Branch of WWF-Russia.