New list of Red Book animals sent to Ministry of Justice
The final version of the list of animals in the next edition of the Red Book of Russian Federation in the form of an order of the Ministry of Natural Resources has been sent for registration to the Ministry of Justice. The Ministry of Justice must make a decision within a month. If it is positive, the list will become an official valid document. This is the first Red Book update since 1997. The approval of the list was so delayed due to the inclusion of a Caspian seal and a carnivorous orca. The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Agency had opposed the introduction of these species.
Sakhalin Time is on the list on page 7.