Install camera traps in Primorye for studying tigers and leopards

Experts will establish 60 new modern camera traps in the National Park "Land of Leopard" in Primorye, which will expand the area of research and quality of Red Amur leopards and tigers, according to the Amur branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia.

To maintain the population of the two Red predators in Primorye in 2012, a National Park "Land of Leopard". It includes a nature reserve "Cedar Pad" and reserve "Leopard", the area of which is increased to 261 thousand hectares.

"In the near future in the national park will be set 60 modern camera traps purchased at

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On the island of Motutapu released kiwi birds to restore population

New Zealand scientists have released on the island of Motutapu first five birds of rare species of kiwi — North (brown kiwi) — as part of the population to recover this endangered bird species "for Kiwi Kiwi", according to the Ministry of Environment of New Zealand.

Birds released on Motutapu Island, located near the capital of the country — the city of Oakland. The island is selected for restoring populations of birds on it because of the lack of predators and other animals that are dangerous to the kiwi.

"We know that 95% of individuals kiwi living outside protected areas,

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An earthquake with magnitude 7.4 occurred near the Aleutian Islands

Earthquake of magnitude 7.4 occurred in the Pacific Ocean 163 miles east of the island of Atka, are part of the Aleutian Islands archipelago, off the coast of the U.S. state of Alaska, said on Friday the U.S. Geological Survey website. Tremors were recorded at 03.09 UTC (07.09 MSK). According to seismologists, the earthquake lies at a depth of 46.8 kilometers. Possible casualties were reported. Atka Island is part of the members of the Aleutian archipelago Andreanof Islands.

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Violent eruption of the volcano Sakurajima

Sakurajima (Jap.??) — The current stratovolcano located on the same island near Kyushu in the Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima. Until 1914, Sakurajima was an island, but it was the eruption of lava flows connected with the Osumi Peninsula. The height of the volcano — 1117 meters, and the area — about 77 km ². At Sakurajima three peaks: the northern peak Kitadake

Because of global warming Petersburg soon go under water

The Fourth International Congress of Ecology was not without sensations: the famous ecologist Ernst Ulrich Weizsäcker promised sink Petersburg, Copenhagen and other cities.

The scientist drew attention to the problem of melting ice in Greenland. The huge island covered with glaciers slowly melt. Over the last ten years, containing fresh water, thrown into the world's oceans has increased fourfold.

If the Greenland melt continues, the St. Petersburg and other cities located in the coastal zone, waiting for flooding. It will not help and the dam, especially since it has not finished.

To avoid catastrophe, the expert proposes

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Chicago residents remained without electricity

In Florida, the bank jumped 15 whales

 

6.05.11.Spasateli release emissions of marine mammals in shallow water off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. At least 15 whales were stranded, the reason for this phenomenon is not yet known

In Moscow quarantine for rabies

Quarantine for rabies. Photos from the BBC News website bezformata.ru

After the fifth case of rabies in Zelenograd Mayor Sergei Sobyanin signed a decree to quarantine.

"Order of the Mayor of Moscow from April 11 in Kryukovo Zelenograd administrative district of Moscow on rabies quarantine for a period of two months, — the press-service of the Committee of Veterinary Medicine of the capital. — According to the document, during the quarantine area is prohibited in exhibitions and shows activities involving animals. "

In addition, the suspended sale and export of animals outside the area. "Do not approach the stray

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3.6 magnitude earthquake felt by residents in southern Kurils

An earthquake measuring 3.6 occurred late Monday in the Pacific Ocean south-east of the island of Shikotan (Southern Kuriles), tremors felt the villagers on the island, told RIA Novosti the seismic "Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk".

"Quake occurred Monday at 22.55 Sakhalin time (15.55 MSK) in the Pacific Ocean south-east of the island of Shikotan. Epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 50 kilometers," — said the source.

According to him, the earthquake was felt in the village Malokurilskoye on Shikotan (3 points), in the village of Krabozavodskom (Shikotan) in Yuzhno-Kurilsk (Kunashir Island) (2 points) — the houses were swaying hanging

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Four Red vulture rescued from poachers in Kamchatka

Transport Police in conjunction with the FSB seized the man at the airport in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the four listed in the Red Book of merlins, reports Kamchatka line department of the Interior Ministry in transport.

"The birds were found during the inspection of passenger baggage at the entrance to the hall luxury. Explained arrested after buying a ticket, he was approached by a man and asked him to drop off a bag of fish in Moscow for the relatives, while he opened it and found that there really is fish is vacuum packed. About that under the fish are merlin, the

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