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Program news: camera traps were set in new areas in the Eastern Kazakhstan July 1, 2015

 In June 2015 the Pallas' cat team set new camera traps in the Eastern Kazakhstan - in the mountains around the Zaissan lake. Camera traps were checked in the Tarbagatai ridge.
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Program news: Pallas' cat was recorded by camera traps in the Eastern Kazakhstan June 28, 2014

Manul in Eastern kazakhstanThe field trip of Siberian Environmental Center to Eastern Kazakhstan was over in the end of June. The main goal of the work was checking camera traps set in September 2013 in the eastern part of Central-Kazakhstan Upland. Pallas's cat was recorded by 3 stations.
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Program news: Pallas' cat research in eastern Kazakhstan continued in September 2013 October 7, 2013

with local peopleThis September Siberian Environmental Centre organized an expedition to eastern Kazakhstan to check the camera traps that were set up in May this year.
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Program news: Pallas' cat was recorded in chalk lowhills in Altai Mountains August 25, 2013

ManulPallas' cat was shooted by the camera trap only in one day for a month and a half in Altai mountains. The trap was set during the field work conducted in June-July this year.
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Program news: The search for manul's den is yet to yield results July 10, 2013

ManulFrom 21 June to 5 July a field study was conducted as a part of manul research and conservation initiative. The aim of the study was discovering manul's dens in a test area in Kosh-Agachsky District of the Altai Republic.
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Program news: set camera traps in Eastern Kazakhstan June 16, 2013

Kelgenbek with the herderFrom 15 May to 15 June Siberian Environmental Center conducted a series of field studies in Eastern Kazakhstan. The aim of the research was to determine the number of manuls in the area and learn about their distribution.
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Manul Week at the Moscow Zoo - everyone's welcome to the festival! April 23, 2013

Pallas catFrom 23 to 28 April the Moscow Zoo is hosting the Manul Week festival. The goal the organizers have set for the festival is to raise awareness among the zoo's visitors about manul - an endangered species of Russian fauna and symbol of the Moscow Zoo, as well as other steppe animals and the importance of conservation measures.
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Program news: Research in Southeast Kazakhstan continues March 12, 2013

Camera trappingCamera traps were set in the Southeast Kazakhstan in March 2013. The work was supported by the Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation.
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Pallas Cat program design contest February 20, 2013

ManulPallas Cat study and conservation programme announces a contest for the program website design. A competition winner, whose design will be chosen as the new one for the program website, will receive a memorable gift and an opportunity to see Pallas cat and learn more about their life.
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Ladakh: case of Pallass cat kittens met in in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India December 19, 2012

Pallas's Cat kittens. Photo by Aldar DambainThe kittens near the den were observed on 2nd August, 2010.
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Bhutan: Pallass cat was shooted by photo camera high in Himalaya mountains October 17, 2012

Pallas's Cat. Photo by WCP/WWFCamera traps have captured the first-ever live pictorial evidence of Pallas Cat in the northern-central part of the Wangchuck Centennial Park (WCP) in Bumthang.
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Program news: results of field work in Aktobe Province of Kazakhstan July 1, 2012

Setting camera trap on the cliff of the Northern Ustyurt PlateauThe expedition to Kazakhstan was conducted from 6 May till 6 June in order to survey Pallas' cat distribution. The main study sites were the cliffs of Northern Ustyrt Plateau and Mughojary Mnts. which are situated in Aktobe Province of Kazakhstan Republic.
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Program news: field survey was conducted in the Eastern Kazakhstan March 23, 2012

With locals observing the skin of poached Pallas' catFrom 11 till 19 of March of 2012 there was organized field work in the Eastern Kazakhstan in order to investigate Pallas's cat number and distribution. There was conducted snow-tracking research, local people were interviewed.
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Transbaikal Province: work on Pallas' cat capture for the Moscow zoo continues February 25, 2012

There were captured 5 Pallas' cats under care of the specialist of Moscow Zoo and in collaboration with Daursky nature reserve administration. These cats wepe captured out of protected areas boundaries. Now they are already on the zoo and put in quarantine.
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Program news: results of investigation in Almaty Province February 16, 2012

Small field observation was carried out in the South-Eastern Kazakhstan (Almaty Province) in the begining of February, 2012.
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Pallass cat was shooted by photo camera high in Altai mountains December 10, 2011

Pallas's cat. From photo camera, Chikhachev's Ridge, Altai Republic, Russia. Researcher Sergey SpitsynPallass cat was shooted by the photo camera on the Chikhachevs Ridge (Altai Republic, Russia) on October 8, 2011. It occured on the mountain edge at the height of 3400 m above see level in the upper Kara-Oyuk valley.
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Tyva Republic: young manul kitten was saved by humans Aprel 18, 2011

The research group with inspectors. Photo by Eugeny KnizhnikThe Ubsunur Kotlovina National Reserve employees told us a story that happened last year. A young manul kitten was saved by humans.
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Tyva Republic: manul countings done! March 7, 2011

Manul. Photo by Aldar DambainSibecocenter team just returned from the 3-week manul study expedition in the Tyva Republic.
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Zabaikalsky Krai: Doctor saves manul's life January 13, 2011

Manul. Photo by Vadim KiriliukA young manul came to a village looking for food, and got bitten by dogs. After a vicious fight the cat, its paw broken, crawled into one of the homesteads. The mistress woke up in the middle of the night because the dogs started barking. She found the cat next to the fence, barely breathing. Thanks to her kindness, patience, sense of duty and healing skills, the dying cat survived. Every day she spent hours taking care of the animal: gave the cat medications, tended and bandaged its wounds. After a while the cat got better: the appetite returned, the fur thickened, the animal started moving and biting.
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How many manuls live in Zabaikalsky Krai? January 3, 2011

Manul. Photo by Vadim KiriliukThis is the puzzle that the employees of Nature Reserve 'Daursky' will have to solve by the end of this winter. The first phase of building an estimate of the status of manul's population in Zabaikalsky steppes has come to an end this December. The research is supported by the United Nations Development Program and is part of a wider project conducted in the region due to the preparation of the next issue of the Red List. We need to confirm the existence of the serious threats, if there are any, towards the survival of manuls, and to organize the ways to monitor the species, which will allow checking on the well-being of the Pallas Cat in future.
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Zabaikalsky Krai: the new manul study project. December 5, 2010

Manul. Photo by Vadim KiriliukThis July the new project was started in the frames of UNDP/GEF project "Improving the Coverage and Management Efficiency of Protected Areas in the Steppe Biome of Russia". This project aims to estimate the number of manuls in Zabaikalsky Krai and the main factors that affect their population. The natural reserve "Daursky" is responsible for the project.
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Study maternal behavior of Pallas' cat in wild. Observations in 2010. September 17, 2010

The kitten. 30.06.2010.  Aldar DambainThis year we continued our manul watching in the Daursky Biosphere State Nature Reserve.
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The EARAZA Pallas's cat preservation project approved September 13, 2010

In 2010, the Euro-Asian Regional Association of Zoos and Aquariums discussed and approved the international integrated scientific project called "Pallas 's cat studies, preservation and breeding program".
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Program news: winter countings were carried out in Altai Republic December 29, 2009

Pallas Cat. Photo by Anna BarashkovaThe winter countings of Pallas' Cat were carried out in the Kosh-Agach district of the Altai Republic. The main study site is the south slopes of the Kurai Ridge (in the Chuya and Kurai intermountain depressions). The local people were interviewed also about Pallas' Cat.
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Zabaikalsky Krai: manuls are being watched July 25, 2009

The radio-tracking. Photo by Alina BaranovaIt's the second field season that manuls of nature reserve "Daursky" are being observed. Last year, the reserve's zoologist Vadim Kiriliuk suggested to watch a one-year-old female manul that should have been giving birth shortly. There were several other females with radio collars, but this one was chosen due to the convenience of her location - she made her den right under the abandoned camp building.
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Program news: the first stage of the work in Kazakhstan June 25, 2009

The research team with local peopleJune 1st to 21st, 2009, some areas of East Kazakhstan and Almatin Regions of the Kazakhstan Republic were inspected in order to collect data about the Pallas' Cat.
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Primorski Krai: the sellers had to pay for the mittens made of manul June 23, 2009

 WWF Russia/ N. PervushinaThe resolution was passed on the case of a Vladivostok store selling the mittens made of manul's fur. It was admitted to be an administrative infringement. Penalty was inflicted.
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Program news: Pallas' cat study in Kazakhstan begins April 30, 2009

The project "Clarifying Pallas' Cat conservation status in Kazakhstan" was supported by the Rufford Small Grants Foundation.
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Altai Republic: here comes Manul, the wild cat April 13, 2009

In the Kosh-Agach region of the Altai Republic the results of the contest 'Manul the rare steppe cat' were announced. This was the contest of the ecological projects and drawings announced by the Siberian Environmental Center in February 2009. More than 70 works were received.
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Primorski Krai: mittens from manul's fur were confiscated April 10, 2009

 WWF Russia/ N. PervushinaCitizens of the Vladivostok city repeatedly reported that the store named "Expedition" was selling mittens made of manul's fur. Raid to the store resulted in the administrative case opened against its owner.
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Altai Republic: the Manul Fest April 6, 2009

he Manul Fest was held by the Kosh-Agach Center of the Children's Additional Education on the 3rd of April.
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Program news: New research project was supported February 20, 2009

The project "Pallas' Cat in Altai mountain area: to update a conservation status" was supported by the Panthera Small Cat Action Fund (USA). This project aims to obtain more specific information about Pallas' Cat number and distribution and to analyze the threats to the cat in Altai mountain area.
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Zabaikalie: Pallas's cat's kittens were released November 17, 2008

photo by Anna BarashkovaTwo kittens of Pallas's cat were released in the state nature biosphere reserve "Daursky". These cubs were found out in the beginning of summer during the reconstruction of old livestock farm as we have already reported earlier.
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Pallas' cat: Near Threatened October 13, 2008

photo by Vadim KiriliukThe IUCN Red List of Threatened Species was revealed at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, Spain, 10 October. Data obtained in the frames of Pallas Cat Study and Conserbvation Program was used for this species assessment.
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Zabaikalie: manul kittens-foundlings in Daursky reserve June 3, 2008

photo by R.RygzynovaTwo domestic cats became mothers for 4 Pallas' cats kittens. The kittens were found during reconstruction of old livestock farm..
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Zabaikalie: who demands our manuls? May 5, 2008

The Inquiry Department of Zabaikalsk Custom House has brought the criminal case against smuggler. The resident of Chita region tried to transport 140 Pallas's cats' skins to China.
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Altai Republic: will it be the reserve for Pallas cats too? December 12, 2007

It has been decided to create a new nature reserve in Altai on the meeting of the Government of the Altai Republic. The new reserve named "The Sailughem" will be situated in Kosh-Agachski district of Republic. It will consist of two parts and include places of high conservation value for many endangered species.
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Program news: news about Pallas Cat in Russia October 1, 2007

The project "Pallas Cat: Investigation for Saving (Clarifying Conservation Status in Russia)" has been finished and summed up. This project was conducted by the initiative group in cooperation with local specialists. The research was supported by the People's Trust for Endangered Species, several scientific institutions of Russia and private persons.
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Mongolia: Pallas Cats are on free sale April 30, 2007

When surveying souvenir and art shops in the center of Ulaanbaatar the goods made from Pallas Cat fir were found.
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Project news: will be annual surveys of Pallas's Cat organized in Russia? March 9, 2007

Environmental Protection Service has supported the suggestion of NGO Siberian Environmental Center to include Pallas's Cat into the list of species which are calculated during winter snow-tracking by the Game Agency.
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Project news: we surveyed Pallas Cat in Buryatia March 1, 2007

15 - 28 February we surveyed Pallas Cat in Buryatia Republic. This work was conducted in the frames of the Project "PALLAS CAT: INVESTIGATION FOR SAVING (Clarifying Conservation Status in Russia)" by researchers from Siberian Environmental Center, Gebler's Ecological Society, Game Agency, etc.
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Vladivostok: the Russian firm Expedition sells mittens from Pallas cat!!! February 1, 2007

Some people from Vladivostok reported that mittens made from Pallas cat fir are on sale in the shop "Expedition".
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Project news: the expedition to the Altai mountains to survey Pallas Cat was finished December 26, 2006

12 - 25 December we surveyed Pallas Cat in the Altai Republic. This work was conducted in the frames of the Project "PALLAS CAT: INVESTIGATION FOR SAVING (Clarifying Conservation Status in Russia)". Local people were interviewed on Pallas Cat also.
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Chita region: they study Pallas cat November 15, 2006

photo by Vadim KiriliukRadiotelemetry research on Pallas cat's ecology begins in Daursky State Nature Reserve, Chita region, Russia. Pallas cat's tracks were found straight away after setting the blanket of snow on the hills of the north side of the Zun-Torey lake. The female was catched there soon.
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Program news: the new project September 1, 2006

The project "Pallas Cat: Investigation for Saving (Clarifying Conservation Status in Russia)" has been started in August. This project is conducted by the initiative group in cooperation with local specialists. The research is supported by People's Trust for Endangered Species, several scientific institutions of Russia and private persons.
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Chita region: about following work of transboundary reserve in the Dauria ecoregion March 19, 2006

The Fourth Meeting of the Joint Commission of Dauria International Protected Area was held in 14-17 March 2006 in Chita, Russia.
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Khakasia: to return marmots and Pallas' cats February 22, 2006

The State Committee of Ecology of Khakasia Republic is preparing the unique programme on re-acclimatization of marmots and Pallas's cats to Khakasian steppes.
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Altai Region: to defend wild animals January 22, 2006

Local people are called to defend animals' rights. The organizers of actions are NGO Ecological Club of Altai State University and Tigireksky nature reserve.
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Altai Republic: through the habitats of Wild Mountain Sheep December 7, 2005

It has been finished two-weeks expedition of initiative group some days ago. The expedition was conducted by the research team in the Sailugem Ridge (South-eastern Altai Mountains). One of main goal is to investigate the main habitat of threatened Wild Sheep or Argali in the beginning of winter.
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Altai Republic: new book about Altai mammals December 1, 2005

On November 17, 2005 there was a presentation of the book "Animals of Altai" by G.G. Sobansky in Gorno-Altaisk State University. There were the representatives from the administration, scientific society and the press, the students of GASU. Dr. Genrikh G. Sobansky, the famous scientist and eminent biologist, summarized data on big mammals of Altai Mountains.
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Project's news: What is known about Pallas Cat in Russia? November 15, 2005

In the regular Steppe Bulletin (19, Autumn 2005) were summarized some data on Pallas Cat status and knowledge on this species in Russia and neighbour countries
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Zabaikalye: it will be more places for Pallas cats in Daursky Nature Reserve March 5, 2005

The territory of Daursky Nature Reserve will be enlarged
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What is known about Pallas cat in Russia and Kazakhstan? January 1, 2005

Global Greengrants Fund has supported the initative in study Pallas cat...
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Supported by Global Greengrants Fund     Maintained by A. Barashkova Translated by J. Krakovna and A. Barashkova     Design: D. Senotrusov