From kazpravda.kz:

Due to declining wolf population, a two-year ban on shooting them will be introduced in Akmola, Aktobe, Kostanay and Karaganda regions, yk-news.kz reports.
Chairman of the Forestry and Wildlife Committee of the RK Agriculture Ministry, Kairat Ustemirov said that the country continues to take measures to regulate the number of wolves and cormorants. According to the committee, the number of wolves continues to decline in the steppe regions of the country, while cormorants have already flooded Pavlodar and East Kazakhstan oblasts, nearly causing an ecological catastrophe. In view of this, the Agriculture Ministry will introduce a two-year moratorium on the shooting of wolves in Akmola, Aktyubinsk, Kostanay and Karaganda regions, said Ustemirov.

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