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FIRST UAV WORKSHOP

(July 12, 2017)   -   A hands-on workshop, the first of its kind in the Russian Far East devoted to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones), was held in the Land of the Leopard National Park last week. Over 20 specialists from various national parks and nature reserves of the southern Russian Far East gathered to participate in the training session organized by the Phoenix Fund and Wildlife Conservation Society, with funding from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The workshop let forest guardians de...

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SMART IMPROVES NATURE PROTECTION IN ANNUI NP

(March 27, 2017)   -   In late March the Visit Center of the Annui National Park hosted yet another SMART seminar organized by WCS. Staff of the park and WCS specialists discussed the latest SMART quarterly patrol performance report.  One year ago WCS introduced SMART at Annui National Park, making this already the sixth  protected area in Amur tiger habitat that is using SMART to help manage anti-poaching work. During the seminar WCS representatives discussed the patrol efforts during the previous quar...

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TIGER DAY FESTIVAL 2016 IN VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA

(September 29, 2016)   -   The 17th annual Tiger Day Festival was held in Vladivostok on September 25. This year’s event continued the trend of ever increasing size and interest, with an approximately 15,000 participants and an estimated 50,000 attendees. The event kicked off with a huge parade that included 91 groups representing schools and both governmental and non-governmental agencies engaged in environmental protection. The parade ended in the main square downtown, where entertainment on the main stage was sup...

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THE CINDERELLA STORY CONTINUES…

(August 21, 2016)   -     New photographs just released from Bastak Reserve in the Russian Far East confirm that a feline Cinderella story continues to unfold. Brought into captivity as a nearly starved, 3-month old cub, the tigress that became known as Zolushka (Russian for Cinderella) flourished in a rehabilitation center designed to prepare her for life back in the wild. Without a mother (probably lost to poachers) Zolushka learned how to kill natural wild prey presented to her in the rehabilitation center, whe...

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NATGEO: А NEW DOCUMENTARY ON AMUR TIGER

(March 30, 2016)   -     National Geographic video channel recently announced a new documentary on Amur tiger conservation issues made by Emmanuel Rondeau. We decided to accompany this with a short introduction by Dale Miquelle director of WCS Russia about his acquaintance with Emmanuel. We offer you to watch this short video and also find excerpts from an interview of Emmanuel taken by Rachel Link from National Geographic. Read more here.  

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INTRODUCTION SEMINAR ON CAMERATRAPS

(February 01, 2016)   -     A training seminar titled "Using camera traps for monitoring and research of wildlife populations" took place over January 25-30 2016 in the Sikhote-Alin Reserve and at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s research center in Ternei. The seminar was attended by over 30 participants from different Nature Reserves, National Parks and Scientific Institutes from all over the Russia. Its goal was to provide background information for those wildlife practitioners who recently star...

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CINDERELLA BECOMES A MOTHER!

(December 10, 2015)   -     Orphaned tiger cub, rehabilitated and released into the wilds of the Russian Far East, has cubs. WCS and partners report the news from Bastak Reserve, a 162 square mile (420 km2) protected area in the Pri-Amur region of the Russian Far East, where a tiger cub who lost her mother and nearly died, became a “Cinderella” and is now a mother. Anxious waiting by biologists in the area was rewarded on December 9, 2015, when Ivan Podkolnokov, the reserve inspector responsibl...

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SOLVING THE “ROAD PROBLEM” FOR TIGERS

(June 05, 2015)   -     Breakthrough for safeguarding wildlife and natural resources in the southern Russian Far East. Ternei County in the Russian Province of Primorye represents some of the best Amur tiger habitat in the world, with dense forests of oak and pine teeming with deer, boar, and other tiger prey species. Except for protected areas (where the ban on logging has always been strictly enforced), the region has been targeted by logging companies over the last thirty years, with the development of a...

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Returning Tigers To The Priamur: Episode 4 - Kuzya, Boris, Ilona, Ustin, And Svetlana: Their First Month Back In The Wild

(July 22, 2014)   -     The process of immobilization and the trauma of the long trip to the Primamur (as described in Episodes 2 and 3) was really the easy part for our five young tigers just released into Amurskaya Oblast and the Jewish Autonomous Region. The real challenge for these tigers would come after release, and the questions were many. Will they acclimate to their new surroundings? Will they successfully learn to hunt in the wild? Where will they decide is “home” and how will they demark ...

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Returning Tigers To The Priamur: Episode 3 - Releasing Tigers In The Jewish Autonomous Oblast

(July 20, 2014)   -     Just as the three young tigers named Ilona, Boris, and Kuzma were realizing new-found freedom in Amurskaya Oblast, a second convoy with two more cubs was preparing to leave the Alekseevka facility in Primorskii Krai. Ustin and Svetlana, a male and female found separately as abandoned cubs in Primorskii Krai in the 2012-2013 winter, were now well prepared for their release in the Zhuravlinii (“Crane”) Wildlife Refuge in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast (JAO).  Read more ...

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