Kazakhstan will open the hunt for argali for 100 thousand dollars
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This project involves the study of the impact on the population of limited seizures – up to 1% of the total population – of old males who have left the reproductive age.

For the shooting of old males, it is planned to attract foreign tourists-hunters who are ready, in addition to the market price for such a hunt, to allocate funds for the study, preservation and restoration of the species in our country.

This wild animal restoration mechanism is successfully used in the USA, Canada, Tajikistan, Mongolia, and Kyrgyzstan.

“We are completing the stage of developing a model for sustainable development of hunting tourism. Much work has been done.

In the state program of tourism development until 2025 there is a separate line on the development of hunting tourism as a promising type of tourism.

During the year, the mechanism was worked out by American colleagues. This work is related to scientific justification.

The experience of neighboring states shows when Red Book animals in a certain volume are shot, the population not only decreases, but, on the contrary, grows. This is a global experience.

We want to work out the model. Older individuals need to shoot, it will contribute to the growth of the population. In nature, everything must be in balance.

Trophy hunting tourism is a kind of balance, ”said Timur Duysengaliyev, deputy chairman of the board of Kazakh Tourism JSC, at a round table in the capital.

The cost of argali starts from 100 thousand dollars. According to the adviser to the chairman of the board of KazakhTourism JSC, Batyr Seikenov, most of the funds allocated for hunting will go to science.

“Mongolia sells 70-80 heads of argali sells per year, in Tajikistan – 40. If we enter the market, we will become expensive sellers in the market. We have 6 subspecies of argali. Hunters are the people who come for impressions, trophies, ”noted Batyr Seikenov.

“Why do hunters from all over the world want to come to us? The Kazakhstan subspecies of argali is found only on the territory of our country. Therefore, they are ready to pay huge money – 100 thousand dollars, ”he added.

“If we launch hunters who bring money, there will be an opportunity to invest this money in the development of the argali population.

A foreign hunter arrives, pays for the withdrawal. This money goes to the budget of Kazakhstan – about 12 thousand dollars. For the organization of hunting pays about 15-20 thousand dollars, as it will be accompanied by huntsmen, food, etc.

All other money goes to the development of science, to protection from poachers, genetics. All this money is directed to the preservation of this subspecies.

A foreigner needs only horns, the rest of the organs we will take to the study. After examining the organs, we can prevent disease. This is being done in all developed countries, ”said Batyr Seikenov.

In Kazakhstan, there are more than 16 thousand different types of argali. As noted in the national company, this year a regulatory legal act will be prepared, which will allow to engage in this type of activity. The process can begin as early as 2020.

July 10, 2019 at 09:40

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