Saving our furry (and wet!) friends

Rosatom’s efforts to help save wild species of endangered animals are not just restricted to the Wild Edens TV series. The company has spent over half a billion rubles since 2009 ($8 million) on various national parks, preserves and research related to endangered species. Here’s an overview of some of the most beautiful creatures these…

Saving the Wild, Russian-style

“Wild Edens: Russia” documentary captures the rugged and extreme beauty of the country’s most remote and isolated regions, revealing the magical ecosystems that are being threatened by climate change. Over several months, the Wild Edens film crew carried their kit to the most remote corners of a territory stretching 10,000 kilometers from East to West and…

A Look at the World’s Rarest Cat

A Look at the World’s Rarest Cat A rare and nearly extinct subspecies of leopard, the Amur Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), roams the snowy hills and plains of Russia’s Far East. Numerous factors – including environmental changes, human activity and poaching – have given it the dubious honor of being the world’s rarest cat. Its…

Ecology in the Far East

Ecology in the Far East Russia’s Far East faces numerous environmental problems plaguing much of the planet. Chief among these are water and air pollution, especially a high level of dust concentration in the air. Deforestation near bodies of water has made the problem worse and resulted in the deaths of many fish. To address…

Serengeti: The Struggle to Save the Rhino!

Serengeti: The Struggle to Save the Rhino! News that the world’s last male northern white rhino died earlier this year in Sudan made world headlines. But the story of saving Africa’s rhinos has not been a uniformly sad story: many organizations and charities have done great work over the last decade to save some of…

Reindeer: Santa’s Little Helpers?

Reindeer: Santa’s Little Helpers? Reindeer can be both wild and domesticated animals and are famous for their antlers. Both the female and male of the species have them, but the male’s are bigger. While males shed their antlers each winter, females only lose them after giving birth. Reindeer can be found all over northern Russia…