30 Sep 2015

Unlikely Allies: Owls And Loggers

In the Russian Far East, a logging company is helping to flag habitat for one of the world’s biggest owls. By Vicki Croke They may look like Muppets, but Blakiston’s fish owls are fierce predators. Photo: J. Slaght/WCS Russia. They are mysterious and massive owls, perhaps the largest in the world, weighing up to 10 pounds, and sporting wingspans of about six feet. They’re so big that in the dark forest, people have mistaken them for