Russia hosts the International Tiger Forum summit meeting of international wildlife experts and officials from 13 countries in St.Petersburg, to discuss the protection of tigers which could become extinct in 12 years if unprotected.
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Hundreds of people are detained at anti-corruption protest rallies in Moscow and St. Petersburg and many other towns, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny. 2017-06-12 (Context: St. Petersburg)
A zookeeper is killed at Hamerton Zoo Park in Cambridgeshire, England, following an incident in the zoo's tiger enclosure. 2017-05-29 (Context: tiger)
The journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences publishes research from the Zoological Society of London that the cheetah population approaches extinction with only 7,100 individuals left alive in the wild as a result of a sudden crash in population. [http:--www.bbc.com-news-science-environment-38415906 (BBC)], [http:--www.pnas.org-content-early-2016-12-20-1611122114.abstract "(The Proceeding of the National Academy of Science)"] 2016-12-27 (Context: extinction)
The World Wildlife Fund reports global populations of tigers, an endangered species, are up about 20 percent over the past six years. This increase in tiger numbers, after declining for a century, was primarily in India, Russia, Nepal, and Bhutan. The third Asian Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation starts Monday in New Delhi, India. 2016-04-10 (Context: tiger)
A Russian Kogalymavia Airbus A-321 airliner crashes in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula with 224 passengers on board travelling from Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg. 2015-10-31 (Context: St. Petersburg)
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