PAVEL FOMENKO: On the Trail of The Tiger's Tormentors


On a frozen winter night on russia's far eastern edge, Pavel Fomenko and a truckload of comrades are cruising slowly, headlights off, down an ice-covered riverbed. Under a full moon, Fomenko has seen the giant paw prints of the Amur tiger, more widely known as the Siberian tiger. But he is not hunting the striped cat; he's hunting the hunters. Working for the World Wildlife Fund in cooperation with Russian authorities, he is leading an anti-poaching patrol, going after criminals who try to profit from killing one of the world's most magnificent--and endangered--creatures. Telltale tire tracks in the snow suggest to...

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