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2014-03-28 08:21:10

Into the Charming Far East BEIJING, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Air China plans to start Beijing - Vladivostok service on June 3, 2014, offering access to the largest Russian city in the Far East which boasts magnificent sceneries and varied cultural attractions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080625/CNW017LOGO The four-times weekly service CA701/2 will be operated on Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday. The outbound flight departs at 06:25 Beijing time and arrives at...

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2010-10-20 11:40:24

The WWF said on Wednesday that the endangered Amur tiger population is being threatened by logging in a key habitat in Russia's Far East. Denis Smirnov, head of forest program at WWF Russia's Amur Branch, said the local government in Primorsky region is planning to auction off about 990,000 cubic feet of forest next week, which is home to the Amur tiger.  "Essentially these are the key habitat areas for the Amur tiger," Smirnov told AFP by phone from the regional capital Vladivostok....

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2008-10-31 13:35:00

The world's rarest big cat is alive and well. At least one of them, that is, according to researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) who captured and released a female Far Eastern leopard in Russia last week. The capture was made in Primorsky Krai along the Russian-Chinese border by a team of scientists from WCS and the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Biology and Soils (IBS). The team is evaluating the health and potential effects of inbreeding for this tiny population,...

2008-08-03 15:00:16

Text of report by international stream of Gazprom-owned Russian NTV on 3 August A Tu-204 passenger plane en route from St Petersburg to Vladivostok made an emergency landing in Krasnoyarsk [Siberia] this morning. The aircraft, which is owned by the Vladivostok Avia airline, was carrying 140 passengers and eight crew members. No-one was hurt. The captain decided to make the emergency landing after one of the engines failed. This was the second such incident involving Tu- 204 planes within...

2008-07-27 15:00:32

By Rob Stapleton, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Jul. 27--A lone Russian operator of the only air service between Anchorage and the Russian Far East says the flight is slowly attracting more passengers, and seasonal flights will continue through mid-September. Officials from the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and the World Trade Center Alaska were on hand to greet the flight July 7 when Vladivostok Air's first flight to Anchorage from Petropavlosk. Since 2001, when...

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2006-11-14 15:45:00

World's most endangered big cat is assessed by experts then released NEW YORK -- Just three days after catching a Siberian tiger in the Russian Far East, an international team led by biologists from the Wildlife Conservation Society captured another species last week that carries the dubious distinction of being the world's most endangered big cat: an extremely Far Eastern leopard. One of only 30 left in the wild, the animal was captured in a "trapline" "“ a series of snares set out by...


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2007-01-19 15:00:55

The amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) is a rare subspecies of tiger (P. tigris). Also known as the Siberian, Korean, Manchurian, or North China Tiger, it is the largest natural animal in the feline family Felidae. The amur tiger is critically endangered. In the early 1900s, it lived throughout the Korean Peninsula, northeastern Mongolia, southeastern Russia, and northeastern China. Today, it has virtually disappeared from South Korea and is largely confined to a very small part of...

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