Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre UTYOS 

The Centre  is located in the Sikhote-Alin Nature Reserve, Russian Far East. It was established in 1991 to protect the unique nature and threatened wildlife species.

UTYOS is the life work of a family since 1991, launched by tiger expert Vladimir Kruglov, and continued by his son and daughter Eduard and Lyudmila.

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The main goals of the Сentre are to protect the unique ecosystems, and the preservation of endangered animal and plant species in the Far East.

  • Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Supplemental Feeding
  • Anti-Poaching
  • Educational Program for Children
  • Ecotourism

According to WWF-Russia “Rehabilitation Centre UTYOS is the only government Center for rehabilitation of wild animals in the Russian Far East.”

Despite their effective and unique work, Centre does not receive any state funding for work aimed at preserving endangered species, and has very little support from international organizations.

In November 2014 representatives of the Big Hearts Foundation, visited UTYOS. Here is what Anna Kogan said: the team has unique experience and know-how of Amur Tiger conservation. If no recurring support appears – its vital work will likely screech to a halt.”