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WCS SPECIALISTS TAKE PART IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “THE AMUR TIGER IN NORTHEAST ASIA: PLANNING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY”

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(March 25, 2010)   -   Over 100 Russian and international biologists and conservationists gathered for an international conference co-hosted by WCS, “The Amur Tiger in Northeast Asia: Planning for the 21st Century”, held in Vladivostok from March 16-18. The goals of the conference were two-fold: to report the most recent scientific information on Amur tiger ecology, and to discuss key conservation challenges and solutions for the coming century. Most importantly, the meeting provided an opportunity to revi...

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OUR SAD DISCOVERIES

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(March 22, 2010)   -   There probably isn’t a single person in Southern Primorye who hasn’t felt some degree of discomfort due to the great volume of snow that fell this winter. The nuisances brought about by the December snowfall in Vladivostok are still fresh in people’s memories. We all wished for city administration to somehow improve our level of comfort, and no one wanted to leave their house unless absolutely necessary, as going outside was not only uncomfortable, but also very dangerous. With...

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OUR LOSS

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(March 09, 2010)   -   In the course of our ongoing scientific research, on November 7, 2009 we have captured two 1.5-year old tiger sub-adults at the Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve, whom we named Anya and Valera- a brother and sister. Anya received a GPS collar, while her brother was fitted with a regular radiocollar. At this time, Valera still lives in the same region of the Reserve where he was captured. Apparently, he still follows his mother from time to time. As for Anya… on February 11, 2010 during a re...

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