In the ‘walvisgevangenis’ sit a dozen orcas and 87 white dolphins locked up, according to news agency Tass. They stay in tight tanks and would be intended for the illegal market in China, where, for instance, in acquaria end up. the
The complex was at the end of last year have already discovered, when the Kremlin ordered to deliver the animals. But despite the rising criticism, no concrete steps have been taken to jail on to canvases. Last month withdrew Russian biologists and vets are still sounding the alarm: the condition of the orcas and the beluga whale was deteriorated. Some of the animals had also ‘disappeared’.
Now there seems to be still shot in the case. An agreement on the release of the orcas and white dolphins was today signed by a group of international and Russian scientists on the one hand and local authorities on the other. Also known French oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of legendary adventurer Jacques Cousteau, was part of the agreement. the
“An official decision is taken to all animals free in the wild”, tells Oleg Kozhemyako, the governor of the province, according to Tass. The animals will be in phases to be released. “Scientists of the team of Cousteau and Russian scientists will decide when and which animals should be released.” the
According to the agreement, is a rehabilitation centre set up where the animals can get used to the world outside their cage. Any sick animals will be taken care of for them to be released.