Blakiston’s fish owl conservation in Russia: assessments of habitat suitability and recommendations for population restoration

Rada Surmach

The goal of this project is to provide a graduate student with training in sound study design, practical field experience, and to offer exposure to a global conservation organisation. The practical conservation component of this study includes a survey for Blakiston’s fish owls in potential habitat of Land of the Leopard National Park, an assessment of habitat suitability to sustain a fish owl population within the reserve, and a conservation plan to bolster existing populations or to strategise for possible reintroductions.