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Entries for April 2018

GEO-INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP

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(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

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(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

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(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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THE YOUNG HUNTER

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(April 04, 2018)   -   As part of a small carnivore project at Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Zapovednik, specialists of ANO WCS in cooperation with SABZ are monitoring activities around den sites to understand population dynamics of badgers. To our surprise,  this video (below)  captured a young lynx practicing his hunting skills on an unsuspecting badger. Lucky for the badger, this lynx was not prepared to exploit this opportunity. 

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