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Astana, Kazakhstan • 08 July 2022

Saving Seals and Sturgeons: Tokayev Urges 'Caspian Five' to Act

President raised issues of climate change and eco-preservation at the Caspian Summit

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Instances of their periodic deaths are cause for serious concern. The Caspian seal is endemic and the only representative of mammals in the fauna of the Caspian Sea. It migrates across the body of water and is considered a transboundary bioresource. Last year, Kazakhstan and Russia signed a five-year Joint Action Plan for the conservation of the Caspian seal population. In addition, since 1974, there have been protected areas of Kazakhstan and Russia in the northern part of the Caspian Sea. However, the measures taken are still not enough to preserve the red-listed animal. That is why we are now considering the issue of reformatting the reserve zone into a specially protected natural area. We call on the Caspian countries to support the initiative of Kazakhstan and Russia and join it.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
The sturgeon. Photo Credit: Tehran Times
The sturgeon. Photo Credit: Tehran Times
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