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WCS SIBERIAN TIGER PROJECT STUDY ANIMAL THREATENS RESIDENTS OF TERNEY, AND DEATH BRINGS CONCERN OF DISEASE AS A NEW THREAT TO AMUR TIGERS

(July 12, 2010)   -   On June 1, 2010, at approximately 7:45 am, “Galia,” the last study animal of the Siberian Tiger Project, was shot within the village of Terney because of the dangers she posed to local citizens. For the many people who knew of Galia, who had been monitored by the Siberian Tiger Project for the past 10 years, this will come as a shock. This death marks the fourth radio-collared animal to die in the past 10 months either of natural causes, or due to conflict with humans. Pres...

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SAVING THE FAR EASTERN LEOPARD’S HOME FROM FIRES

(June 17, 2010)   -   The threats to the survival of the world’s last 30 Far Eastern leopards are unfortunately numerous. Leopards and their prey fall victim to poachers, the leopard’s habitat is under pressure from logging and development projects and – as if this isn’t enough – the animals are slowly losing their home due to frequent fires… In response, WCS and the Slavyanka Municipality are conducting an exciting project that could become a turning point in the fight against fi...

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TIGRESS GALIA KEEPING RESEARCHERS BUSY THIS SPRING

(May 17, 2010)   -    With a new radio-collar and a new litter of cubs, eight-year-old tigress Galia has been keeping very busy this spring, to the delight of WCS researchers and staff. With Galia's radio-collar batteries fading, in March Siberian Tiger Project specialists set out by helicopter to provide her a new collar. Under observation since 2002, Galia is one of WCS's longest-studied tigers, and as such she is not only a source of a wealth of important information needed for tiger conservation, but is als...

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WCS ISSUES TIGER REPORT CARD

(April 12, 2010)   -   A new tiger report card released by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) reveals how the iconic big cats are faring in eight key landscapes spanning nine Asian countries. “In this Year of the Tiger, the best way we can celebrate these iconic big cats is by giving them a future,” said WCS President and CEO Steven E. Sanderson. Download the full Tiger Report Card to learn more about how you can support WCS efforts to conserve tigers in Russia.

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

(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

(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

(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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TO MEET A DREAM

(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

(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

(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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