Russia Reports First SARS Case
...orted its first case of SARS on its border with hard-hit China.
The first confirmed case of SARS in Russia, a man living in Blagoveshchensk on the amur
river, which forms the frontier with China, came as Chinese President Hu Jintao tried to persuade the world his country could contain the disease.
SARS reaches Russian Federation
...ver the health ministry said analysis had not yet confirmed the diagnosis. After the man's hospitalization with SARS-like symptoms, authorities in the amur
region, which has a booming cross-border trade, closed off all travel between the region and China.// Even the hotel the man stayed was quarantined. ...
Critically endangered Amur leopard captured
A rare Amur
leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), one of only an estimated 30 left in the wild has been captured and health-checked by experts from a consortium of conservation organizations, before being released.
Representatives from a group of organizations, including the Russian Academy of...
Update on census of world's most endangered cat -- Female Amur leopard found dead
Following the April 18 announcement that only 25 to 34 of the Amur
or Far Eastern leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) remain in the wild, World Wildlife Fund says the number must now be revised because a female Amur
leopard was killed.
Anonymous tips led officers of two leopard anti-poaching sq...
World's rarest big cat gets a check-up
...," a special department of the Ministry of Natural Resources.
"This project has been ongoing for just over two years, and scientific work to capture amur
tigers and Far Eastern leopards in this part of Primorsky Krai has always been distinguished by the participation of world-class specialists and use o...
New CITES quotas allow more caviar export, further jeopardize endangered sturgeon
... more caviar will be exported from Caspian Sea and amur
River states this year as a result of unacceptably...ITES announced in February for the Caspian Sea and amur
River. The quotas further allow export of caviar f... that derived from sturgeon in the 2,700-mile-long amur
River, which forms much of the border between the ...
Academy establishes Asia Center to protect the environment
...ogy in Mongolia and the Mongolian Academy of Sciences.
Academy scientists in recent years also have conducted field surveys in Mongolia in search of amur
catfish and rotifers (microscopic aquatic invertebrates).
The Historical Collection
The Academys history in Asia reaches back to its founding in...
Some migratory birds can't find success in urban areas, study finds
...vegetation" We just dont know, she said.
However, researchers are testing several theories.
For one, many of the urban forests were dominated by amur
Honeysuckle plants, an invasive shrub native to Asia that is often used as ornamental plants in urban areas. Honeysuckles often made the understory of...
Amur leopard still on the brink of extinction, scientists say
... A new census of the world's most endangered cat, the amur
or Far Eastern leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), shows that as few as 2...s of leopard numbers.
"The recent census confirmed once again that the amur
leopard survives on very shaky ground," said Pavel Fomenko, biodiversity co...