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Entries for October 2010

RESULTS OF THE CAMERA-TRAPPING SURVEY 2010: TWO RARE LEOPARDS IN ONE PHOTO!

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(October 24, 2010)   -    With only 25-30 Far Eastern leopards left in the wild, it is a rare treat to capture two leopards in one photo (see left). As our automated camera traps use 35mm film, the quality of this photo is far from perfect, but it looks like a mother and her one-year old cub.  If so, this is proof that the Far Eastern leopard population is reproducing in our study area. Evidence from our eight-year camera trapping survey in the region, moreover, demonstrates that the leopard populati...

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RESULTS OF TIGER CAMERA-TRAPPING SURVEY IN KHOR MODEL AREA IN KHABAROVSKY PROVINCE

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(October 15, 2010)   -   From March through May 2010 WCS conducted a survey of tigers using camera trapping in Khabarovsk Province of the Russian Far East in a portion of the Khor River Basin -- the one of 16 monitoring units where annual assessments of trends in the population of Amur tigers, their prey and their habitat have been ongoing since 1997. The goal is developing statistically robust methods for assessing the Amur tiger population. Currently, tiger numbers in Russia are estimated through winter surveys of t...

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