Animal charity WWF Russia in plea for help to prevent repeat of 1980s winter crisis that killed 90% of species in the region.
The poaching, trade, transportation and possession of endangered animals is to be made a criminal offence in Russia.
The number of Amur leopards in the wild in the Far East of Russia has dramatically increased, say wildlife experts.
North Korea urged to join Russia and China in fixing reliable numbers for Amur big cats.
With more than 11,000 animals from 702 species - about 150 of them are from them World Red Book - Novosibirsk Zoo is a popular tourist attraction with almost a million visitors annually, and a noted scientific institution.
One of the largest in Russia, it boasts a world record in captive breeding programmes for endangered species.
Rostislav Shilo, Zoo’s Director since 1969, says that there are only two other self-supporting zoos in the world - in Singapore and in San Diego.
Move defies hunters who want to keep shooting the black bear.
The male big cat's death is 'extremely dangerous' for the species, warns an expert.
'Influential businessman' Evgeniy Romanov, 52, avoids jail, despite a host of other 'trophies'.
How a poacher turned gamekeeper is helping the survival of these endangered cats.