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    Young Biologists Internship

    The students of Moscow school №179 with an emphasis on biology visited the reserve during their educational internship program, which lasted from October 31 to November 3. The students learnt a lot of new information not only about the reserve, but also about Russian nature in general.

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    Fowl-like Birds Counted in the Reserve

    On October 27, 2016 the reserve held a fowl-like bird census. This widely-spread order includes the wood grouse, the black grouse, the hazel grouse and the grey partridge.

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    The Birth of a Bison

    In the beginning of October the staff of the Bison Breeding Centre were looking forward to the next calving of Muzinda, whose labour was being late in comparison with other females.

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    ZENIT Bank’s Volunteer Day

    On September 30 the Prioksko-Terrasny Reserve hosted volunteers from ZENIT Bank as a part of the traditional volunteer day. More than 50 volunteers came to help the reserve.

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    Congratulations to the Winners of the BioTournament!

    The third National BioTournament ended on September 27 in Puschino. The staff of the Prioksko-Terrasny Reserve took an active part in the event organization that made the BioTournament even more environment- and ecology-oriented.

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    MAB Report

    The regular report on the activities of the Prioksko-Terrasny Biosphere Reserve was presented to the Russian Committee of MAB in August, and then in the middle of September sent for consideration to the Secretariat of the UNESCO program “Man and Biosphere” (MAB program) in Paris.

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    Counting the Rodents

    In the middle of September, the reserve held an autumn census of its rodents. Such a research has been conducted for monitoring purposes twice a year since the establishment of the Prioksko-Terrasny Reserve.

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    Volunteer Autumn Clean-up

    The autumn advances more and more rapidly leaving less time for our traditional Volunteer Days. This season last but one open volunteer clean-up took place on September 24.

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    The Knights of Science

    The third Russian Biotournament starts in the science city of Puschino on September 23 as a team competition of biology students. The staff of the Prioksko-Terrasny Reserve took an active part in creating the complex competition tasks and has been included in the jury as well.

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    Muzhichok has left for warmer lands

    Along with the autumn, came the time of bisons resettlement in places where they are kept in their natural habitats. The young bison Muzhichok was the first to head towards warmer lands, he was sent to the Rostov Zoo.

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