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Ergaki Nature Park

The symbol of the park

     The symbol of the park is a musk deer against mountain peaks. Musk deer is the emblem of Ergaki Nature Park as a symbol of rebirth.

     Musk deer is the smallest and the only representative of the antlerless ungulate deer in Russia. The number of musk deer in the area, where nature park "Ergaki" is located now, reached 4-7 animals per km² in 1930s. In 1990s the situation changed drastically. These vulnerable animals were poached for the product of the males' scent glands, ‘musk’ that is used in perfume. Only a few tens of grams can be extracted from an adult male. (http://www.thefullwiki.org/Siberian_Musk_Deer). Nowadays the Siberian musk deer is classified as threatened by theIUCN. (http://www.iucnredlist.org/)

     We believe that preserving nature we keep it for future generations!!