At the end of November 2011, a one day training workshop took place at Sikhote-Alin State Nature Biosphere Reserve in Primorski Krai (Russian Far East), to train inspectors in judicial procedure. The training will hopefully increase the rate of successful prosecutions that can be made against poachers who are apprehended inside the protected area. The training forms part of a collaboration between four important protected areas in Primorski Krai, the Wildlife Conservation Society, United States Agency for International Development, Phoenix Fund and Zoological Society of London. The goal of this multi-national collaboration is to build capacity with protected area inspectors to combat poaching of the Amur tiger and to restore the population of this endangered species. Over the course of the year, similar trainings have been held for wildlife inspectors in the implementation of a MIST (Management Information System) based approach to anti-poaching patrols. This is based on GIS technology and provides technical and strategic input to enhance patrol effectiveness. Please download the full text here.