Evgeniy Baranov, CEO of Irkutsk Nerpinary «Baikal Seal Aquarium» published an article about the consequences of Baikal seal hunting.
The purpose of this publication is to draw attention to important issue of saving the Baikal endemic and to provide trustworthy information about current state of Baikal seal population.
In his article E. Baranov puts stress on the description of the animal as a mammal species. He gives a detailed explanation of seal hunting and answers the following questions: Are Baikal seal numbers too high? Is it necessary to hunt them to regulate the population?
The article is based on the results of research, published in scientific periodicals, as well as on personal observations and eyewitnesses’ accounts.
The text of the article is available in Russian.