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Evgeny LebedevEvgeny Lebedev

Evgeny Lebedev is a Russian-born, London-based newspaper proprietor of the Independent and the Evening Standard media groups. As well as his business interests, Evgeny is a writer, commentator and patron of the arts. A committed wildlife conservationist, he recently spearheaded the Independent’s Christmas campaign to raise funds to combat the anti-poaching crisis in East Africa.

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Amur tiger caught on a camera trap © Toshiji Fukuda World Tiger Day

A majestic animal on its knees

We scanned the plain with binoculars for any sign of movement, the only light coming from the half-full moon overhead.  The threat – we knew – was real. The previous evening a group of youths had been stopped, drunk and armed with a rifle. I was with the World Wildlife Fund in the furthest eastern […]

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