Russian airline dons tiger stripes
MOSCOW, Russia - Transaero Airlines is jumping onboard in a bid to save Siberian tigers.
MOSCOW, Russia – Transaero Airlines is jumping onboard in a bid to save Siberian tigers. The Russian airline has unveiled the ‘Siberian Tiger’ livery on its Boeing 747-400, designed to raise awareness of the endangered animals’ plight at home and abroad.
The Siberian (Amur) tiger population has been under threat in their native land. Over 95 percent live in Russia’s Far East. However, a program by WWF-Russia and the Amur Tiger Center under the supervision of the Russian president has managed to stabilize numbers to 510-514 individuals over the last decade, according to the latest census.
Recognizing there’s still a long way to go, Transaero says it wishes to “draw attention of the international and Russian public to the issues of environmental protection and conservation of rare and endangered species.”
The airline also says a concerted, international approach is the only way forward, as it presented its joint motto with the Amur Tiger Center: ‘Let’s save nature together.’
In-flight entertainment will closely match the striped mood, with passengers being able to access documentaries produced by the Center under the flag of its recent conservations efforts.