‘No mass death of roe deer in republic’, Nature Ministry
Yakutia 24 TV channel: The Ministry of Ecology of the region denies information about the mass death of animals, that has previously been distributed on social networks.
“This is a yealry death of young and old animals from natural causes, as diseases, injuries, predators and senile weakness. Basically, the departure is observed among late-born yearlings who did not manage to gain fat during the fall and were weakened during the onset of the winter season,” says Innokenty Okhlopkov, director of the Institute of the SB RAS Biological Problems of Cryolithozone.
In his opinion, a partial death of roe deer is observed annually due to severe climatic conditions in the republic. “Nevertheless, roe deer has ability to increase its number after critical conditions. Its number has been increasing in recent years in the republic,” Okhlopkov emphasizes.
According to him, the annual natural waste in the roe deer population in Yakutia reaches 30%. Earlier, we reported that the several regions of the republic have launched a campaign to feed roe deer.