Participant Profile

Jonathan Slaght

United States

Jonathan C. Slaght, Ph.D., is the Russia and Northeast Asia Coordinator for the Wildlife Conservation Society. He manages several research projects involving Blakiston’s fish owls and anti-poaching of tigers, oversees grants for the Russia Program, and seeks to unify conservation strategies among the Russia, China, and Arctic Beringia Programs. His writing credits include a blog for Scientific American titled East of Siberia, articles in The New York Times, Audubon magazine and elsewhere, an annotated translation of Vladimir Arsenyev’s Russian natural history classic Across the Ussuri Kray (Indiana University Press, 2016), and a forthcoming memoir of his work with owls in Russia called Owls of the Eastern Ice (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, June 2020).