President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed a decree “On awarding a group of employees of law enforcement agencies and ministries in connection with the Day of Defenders of the Homeland” on 12 January 2016. Uzbekistan marks the Day of Defenders of the Homeland on 14 January.
According to the decree, about 137 employees of law enforcement bodies have been awarded with orders and medals for their outstanding contribution in improving the defense capacities of the state, national security and inviolability of borders of the country, education of the youth in the spirit of national independence and patriotism to the country, the courage, bravery and dedication to the duty to protect national interests and ensuring the peace, stability and public order.
In particular, one representative of the law enforcement bodies received title “Honored trainer of youth of Uzbekistan”, the Shon-sharaf order of I level – 1 person, Shon-sharaf order of II level – 1 person, Mehnat Shuhrati order – 1 person, Dustlik order – 4 persons, Mardlik order – 16 persons, Jasorat medal – 38, Sodiq Hizmatlari uchun order – 44 and Shukhrat medal – 33.
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(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)
In Uzbekistan bears are spotted in mountain gorges and alpine meadows. They are an important link and unique indicator of the country’s wildlife condition.
This year the biologists carried out the work for accounting and determination of the habitat of Tian Shan brown white-claw bear in the territory of Ugam-Chatkal State National Reserve by photographic method which does not cause disturbance to rare and extinct species while studying their habits.
Ugam-Chatkal National Reserve is located in the Tashkent region in the mountain slopes of the Western Tian Shan. The area of protected territory is 574.6 thousand Ha. The park has preserved the unique landscapes serving for researches and agricultural activities.
“This year, the field work, photographing and observing the movement of the brown bear was carried out in the canyons of Anaulgensay, Taldyksay, upstream Pskem river, and elsewhere,” – says Lilia Kuzmina, a senior researcher at the Ugam-Chatkal national reserve.
Observations show the brown bear is active throughout the day, but more often in the morning and evening hours. Before winter it gains up to 180 kg of subcutaneous fat and falls into hibernation climbing into the den. In different areas the winter sleep lasts from 75 to 195 days. Depending on climatic conditions, bears are in their dens in October-November and March-April, i.e. 5 to 6 months.
Starting from spring season it feeds in the high valleys where snow melts first. Then it migrates to alpine meadows and gradually descends to the forest belt with ripening berries and nuts. If food becomes scarce and the animal does not walk up fat for winter hibernation it can visit the apiaries for honey. Bears run fast up to 50 kilometers per hour, they also swim and climb trees.
Despite its enormous size, strength, endurance and adaptability to harsh natural conditions, the bears are in need of preservation and protection from humans and the state because they are an integral part of our nature and very most important link in the ecological system of mountain areas of Uzbekistan.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)
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