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2020 Field Season in Schaste Bay, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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)

(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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WORKSHOP ON POPULATION ECOLOGY

(June 05, 2018)   -   Our Sikhote-Alin Research Center hosted one more 5-day workshop. This time we taught population ecology, namely methods to estimate population abundance and then analyze these data. 'How many individuals are out there?' That is a question which is often asked by researchers and public. However, it is a very challenging task to obtain realistic estimates of population density. We discussed transect and plot surveys, methods of capture-recapture, spatially-explicit methods, and surv...

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GEO-INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP

(April 26, 2018)   -   First in several years a workshop on geo-information technology and spatial analysis, ‘Intro to GIS’, was held in Terney on 15-21 April 2018. Participants spent 7 days working with free software QGIS. To make learning efficient, every participant analyzed their own data.Participants included professionals from various protected areas of Russian Far East as well as students of Far Eastern Federal University.

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WORKSHOP ON NEW STATISTICS APPROACH

(April 12, 2018)   -   On April 6-9 WCS Russia held a workshop on spatially-explicit capture-recapture (SECR) based on Sikhote Alin Research Center. This method uses camera trap data to estimate population density of individually recognizable animals, for example, tigers and leopards. Pictures of the same animals serve as 'recaptures'. Geographic coordinates of camera traps allow to conduct spatial analysis and calculate home range size and probability of recapture, which in turn is used to estimate density and a...

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TRAINING CENTER FOR CONSERVATION STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONALS

(April 05, 2018)   -   Recently, we added a new page to our website to feature our Training program based in Sikhote-Alin Research Center, Terney, Primorski krai, Russia. Our traininings and workshops are developed for wildlife researchers to provide them with all skills necessary for research and management of endangered species and other aspects of nature protection. You can read about the program in general, past workshops (2016-2017) and upcoming trainings.

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