BERIOZOVYI National Zoological (Game) Sanctuary (area 80,000 ha) is situated in Chuguevka District in central Primorye.
    Initially organized in 1963, its life was extended in 1996.
    Its objective is to protect game animal species and rare plant and animal species, as well as their habitats. The tiger, the Himalayan bear and the musk deer live here. The area is also distinguished by dense Manchurian deer population.
    All forms of game hunting, plowing of soil and use of toxic chemicals, as well as hiking and recreation are banned in the area. Geological prospecting, mining of mineral resources, commercial purveyance and gathering  of wild berries and mushrooms, and withdrawal of lands in contravention with  the SanctuaryТs objectives are subject to control.

 Yu. BERSENEV, State Committee for Environment Conservation of Primorye Territory.