The first museum snow leopard appeared in the Altai Mountains

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia has opened in the Altai Mountains is the first museum dedicated to the snow leopard, it is expected that it will be very popular with tourists, told RIA Novosti press-secretary of the Altai-Sayan branch of WWF Russia Tatiana Ivanitskaya.

According to her, the museum snow leopard appeared in the village Inegen Ongudai District.

"This is the first tourist destination in the Altai this kind, dedicated to one type of animals … The museum is in the form of the traditional home of the Altai — ail, inside and outside is decorated with children's

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Huanin tropical storm hit the Philippines

Another tropical storm, approached to the Philippines on Tuesday, stranded cargo ship and flooded part of the capital, Manila, eight fishermen were missing, given to the national media. Administration Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) in the last bulletin on its website reports that "dubbed" meteorology "Huanin" (Juaning) storm, the center of which was located on Tuesday morning 90 kilometers north-east of the capital of the northern province Catanduanes town Virak, moving northwest at 19 kilometers per hour. "Huanin" carries with winds up to 65 kilometers per hour with gusts up to 80 miles an hour, in most of

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WWF looks forward to the establishment of three natsparkovv Russia in 2013

The day reserve World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia is confident that in 2013 the country will have three national parks — "Beringia" in Chukotka, "Shantarsky island" in the Sea of Okhotsk, "Onega Pomerania" in Arkhangelsk region as well as one reserve — Ingermanlandsky — in the Leningrad region, the fund reported.

Day of national parks in Russia is celebrated on January 11 every year since 1997 on the initiative of WWF Russia and the Biodiversity Conservation Center. It was January 11, 1917 in the north-eastern shore of Lake Baikal was created oldest Russian Barguzin reserve. The purpose of its creation

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WWF: poachers killed more rhinos in South Africa

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said that high demand for rhino horn has led to record levels of poaching in South Africa.

According to the South African national parks, more than 340 rhinos were killed in 2011.

Last year, 333 animals were sacrificed.

WWF believes that the increase in the number of rhinos killed associated with the increasing demand for animal horn in Vietnamese traditional medicine.

Rhino poachers stun darts, and then cut off the horns saw, leaving the animal to bleed to death.

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The hurricane tore roofs off houses in the Ulyanovsk region

The hurricane made landfall on Saturday night in the Ulyanovsk region, the most severely affected Kuzovatovsky District, said the governor of the region Sergey Morozov in his microblog on Twitter.

"After a night of hurricane affected area … I spend Kuzovatovsky CSF on post-hurricane Kuzovatovsky area. After leaving for the right place … tearing the roof off with a large number of houses, with KFOR, and schools. We urgently restore" — he wrote.

Morozov added that it is necessary to estimate the scale of the disaster and urgently assist residents.

"In the evening Novoulyanovsk out of power, half houses restored.

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Vladivostok wind blew from the Bridge Under the three working

Men fell from the 60-meter height, according to RIA Novosti. Hurricane winds Sunday night blew three workers from a bridge under construction on the island of Russian in Vladivostok, two of them were killed and one was seriously injured, told RIA Novosti on Monday, Senior Assistant Investigation Department of the Primorsky TFR Roman Aurora. According to investigators, on August 21 at 23.20 (16.20 MSK) on the Russian island of the sharp gust of wind — not less than 38 meters per second — a newly built bridge at a height of 60 meters thermal cover blew off weight of 100

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Found genetic causes of bird migration

Scientists have found some of the molecular mechanisms that cause the birds to travel from place to place at night. Research article appeared in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a short writing on New Scientist. The scientists worked with 14 European populations blackcap Sylvia atricapilla, who spend the summer in northern Europe, and in the winter move to the southern part or in North Africa. Usually these birds are active during the day, but during migration they make flights at night.

Authors took blood samples from birds, DNA isolated and tested the activity of certain genes related

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In Japan, an earthquake of magnitude 5.0

In the north-east Japan earthquake with magnitude 5.0. According to the National Meteorological Administration of the country, the epicenter of the earthquake was located in Iwate Prefecture, and the focus lies at a depth of 40 km. No injuries or damage were reported, the threat of a tsunami was not announced.

Tremors were felt in the six prefectures of the central Japanese island of Honshu.

Last Wednesday, in the north-east of Japan was a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.8. Was declared a tsunami threat. Strong tremors were felt in the 19 prefectures in Japan, the most notable were recorded in

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