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Entries for February 2010

TO MEET A DREAM

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(February 16, 2010)   -   Winter is a season which divides people into different categories. Most people fall into two categories: either those who despise the cold and look for excuses to stay in warm spaces while wishing for summer’s quick return, or those who find joy in the cold season, participate in various winter sports, yet still dream of summer’s warmth.  But there is a third, small group of people, for whom winter is the most active and favorable time to work, a time when many exciting things h...

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A SURPRISE VISIT

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(February 16, 2010)   -   On February 9th 2010, the head of Primorsky Krai’s Hunting Control Department notified us of a tiger sighted on a hunting lease near Alekseevka, a village of the Nadezhdinsky district in Primorski Krai. The animal was behaving oddly - most wild tigers, when confronted with people, will either run away, or if cornered, exhibit aggression. But this animal neither ran away or towards people, as if people long ago failed to interest him. As a WCS employee with extensive capture experience, I w...

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NEW ARTICLES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO OUR WEBSITE

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(February 12, 2010)   -   Dear friends! Please find below an overview of new articles that have been recently added to our website. You can find the following materials in menu “Publications”: “Good Bye Olga” - about life and fate of the first radiocollared Amur (Siberian) tiger, which have been studied by the staff of Siberian Tiger Project (WCS/SABZ) for 13 years; “Striped Victim” - article from “Zolotoy Rog” newspaper about tigress hit by a vehicle on the road from Raz...

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RESULTS OF THE SIBERIAN TIGER PROJECT CAPTURE SEASON FALL 2009

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(February 09, 2010)   -   In November 2009, our staff completed the joint WCS/SABZ Siberian Tiger Project fall capture season in the Sikhote-Alin Reserve. A very important method of studying the tiger population is radiotelemetry, i.e. radiotracking of tigers fitted with radiocollars. This method has been used at the Sikhote-Alin Reserve for a long time, and has provided us with practical conservation results for this rare predator. Tigers with radiocollars are special because they give us necessary information, bas...

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