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Image Of Eagle Attacking Deer Caught By Camera Trap
2013-09-23 10:25:32

Wildlife Conservation Society A camera trap set out for endangered Siberian (Amur) tigers in the Russian Far East photographed something far more rare: a golden eagle capturing a young sika deer. The three images only cover a two-second period, but show an adult golden eagle clinging to the deer's back. Its carcass was found two weeks later, just a few yards from the camera, initially puzzling researchers. The paper and images appear in the September issue of the Journal of Raptor...

2013-08-13 11:07:59

Rare Amur tigers in Russia are succumbing to infection with canine distemper virus (CDV), a pathogen most commonly found in domestic dogs, according to the authors of a study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. Pressure from poaching, decimation of their prey base, and habitat fragmentation have diminished the population of Amur tigers (also called Siberian tigers) to fewer than 500. In the study, a team of scientists from the US...

Russian Far East A Hotbed Of Seismic, Volcanic Activity: Potential Threat To Pacific Basin
2012-12-04 13:10:18

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Soviet government has long kept outsiders away from the Russian Far East, shrouding a source of powerful earthquakes and volcanic activity on the Pacific Rim in secrecy. In the last 20 years, however, research has shown that the Kamchatka Peninsula and the Kuril Islands are a seismic and volcanic hotbed. This area has the potential to trigger tsunamis that pose a risk to the rest of the Pacific Basin. As an example, in...

Image 1 - Veterinarians Collaborate To Solve Mysterious Wild Tiger Deaths
2011-10-01 07:24:50

Health experts from Wildlife Conservation Society´s Bronx Zoo, Primorskaya State Agricultural Academy, and Moscow Zoo uncover how distemper may be affecting Siberian tigers A team of Russian veterinary colleagues and health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo are collaborating to understand how distemper -- a virus afflicting domestic dogs and many wildlife species -- may be a growing threat to Siberian (Amur) tigers. The team presented its results at the...

2010-08-16 14:47:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite today's woeful economic climate, one of the most dynamic global markets is emerging in a most unlikely place: the Russian Far East. A key player in that region, Marcon International Trading, Inc., is actively and successfully engaged in the export of automobile parts, lubricants, diagnostic equipment and tires. Sergey Chadaev, the company's founder and CEO, recently offered insight into Marcon's most recent expansion plans. "We are pleased to...

2008-10-01 09:00:11

Tensilica,(R) Inc. announced today that Rhonda Ltd., a Russian software development outsourcing company, has joined Tensilica's Xtensions(TM) Partner network as the first authorized software design center. Rhonda offers the full cycle of software development from project management through design and test to documentation and maintenance. They are the largest software house in the Russian Far East and have extensive expertise in embedded software for mobile handsets. "We joined this...