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TIGER DAY CELEBRATION IN TERNEY 2021

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(September 15, 2021)   -   Last weekend the annual Tiger Day Celebration came to the streets of Terney, a town in northern Primorye - home of the Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Nature Reserve and WCS Sikhote-Alin Research Center.  According to most participants and organizers, this year’s Tiger Day Celebration was a great success. Despite weather forecasts promising heavy showers, everyone (both participants and organizers) wanted the holiday so badly that nature decided to take pity on us and produced wonderful w...

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT: SINGAPORE TIGER WEEK 2021

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(July 27, 2021)   -   Annual conference brings together experts from around the world to highlight urgent action needed on tiger conservation. Monday 19 July 2021 - The Singapore Wildcat Action Group (SWAG) announced today the programme for Singapore Tiger Week, their annual conference on the state of tiger conservation in the world. Coinciding with International Tiger Day on 29 July, this year’s theme is ‘Time IsRunning Out’ to reflect the urgent need for action.

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS (Spring 2021)

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(March 12, 2021)   -   Dear Colleagues! We would like to announce our next seminars, which continue online, despite the difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Wildlife Conservation Society Russia Program is hosting three online training workshops this spring. 

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FIELD WORK NEWS

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(February 03, 2021)   -   For the second week, our team has been working in the South-West Primorye within the framework of the Far Eastern Leopard monitoring project, which is being implemented jointly with the Land of the Leopard National Park. We should admit that despite that our employees have been working in this territory since the 2000s, but in such difficult conditions as this year, they have not yet had to work ...

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2020 Field Season in Schaste Bay, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia

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(September 12, 2020)   -    The 2020 season studying the breeding ecology of endangered Nordmann’s Greenshanks (Tringa guttifer) and Common Redshanks (Tringa totanus ussuriensis) in Schaste Bay, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia was a success despite the logistical difficulties caused by Covid-19.

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REMEMBERING MIKHAIL GROMYKO

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(May 17, 2020)   -    We lost a scientist, a mentor, a sage, and a dear friend when Mikhail Nikolaevich Gromyko passed away on May 1 this year.  The employees of the Sikhote-Alin Zapovednik mourn the loss of their friend and colleague, the people of Terney mourn their departed neighbor, and the scientists of Russia who knew of him and his work all recognize that a giant has moved on. We can only try to follow his moral compass, humbly caring for the people around us and the natural world we so depend ...

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REMEMBERING IGOR GEORGIEVICH NIKOLAEV

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(January 29, 2020)   -   A wonderful person passed away. We grieve and express deep condolences to the family. Dale Miquelle recalls his work and relationship with Igor Georgievich Nikolaev.

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SMART TRAININGS IN UZBEKISTAN

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(November 14, 2019)   -   At the invitation of UNDP and the Committee of Natural Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Michiel Hötte of WCS and Igor Kolodin of ANO WCS conducted SMART training workshops in Uzbekistan from 13 to 23 October for inspectors of the Gissar and Chatkal reserves and two operational “Leopard” teams that patrol mainly outside reserves. 

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HUMAN DIMENSION IN WILDLIFE

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(November 19, 2018)   -   Public support is an integral component of any conservation project, even if it is the most difficult to achieve. Usually, decisions based on scientific research will find both support and resistance.  So how does one find a balance between the public and the wild? This very question was tackled in a 5-day workshop entitled “Human dimension in wildlife: stakeholder engagement.”  The course was held at The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Sikhote-Alin re...

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GORAL ON A BADGER SITE VISIT (VIDEO)

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(July 26, 2018)   -   Amur (or long-tailed) goral - one of the rarest mountain ungulates - was captured by camera trap in the Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Nature Reserve.  This secretive species of goral, endangered within Russia and listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN, is found only in northeast Asia including the southern Russian Far East, the Korean peninsula, and northeastern China. Sikhote-Alin Nature Reserve hosts about 180 individual animals - the largest single population of goral in Russia. 

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