The poaching, trade, transportation and possession of endangered animals is to be made a criminal offence in Russia.
A chase of the Sierra Leone registered Sapsan came after the vessel was detected in Russian waters by border patrol boat Argal.
Concern is growing over poaching of the 'secretive' manul wild cat - also known as Pallas's Cat.
Poaching threatens the species which provide livelihoods for thousands around the lake.
A man is facing prosecution after posting gruesome images posing with his trophy animals on the Internet.
Expedition finds shocking evidence of illegal hunting of Russian Red Book animals.
Police launch probe into slaughter of protected two year old animal 'riddled with bullets'.
Pictures prove the gruesome fate of reindeer 'to meet demands for traditional medicines in China and South Korea'.
Novel approach to help recovery of leopard and tiger numbers in the Russian Far East.
Alleged poachers detained after killing animal on Vaygach Island, amid fears up to 15 are illegally shot each year.