Nice interview about fish owls on the BBC World Service show Outlook. Seven minutes. April 4th, 2016



TigerInterviewIowaWatch me discuss Amur tiger conservation on Des Moines, Iowa’s ONLY four-hour morning show! KCWI23. April 4th, 2014.


RingtoneInterview with Twin Cities CBS affiliate WCCO about my Blakiston’s fish owl recordings that ended up as part of an endangered species awareness campaign. January, 2007.


BisonNine-minute, live telling of my “Heeding the Sign” story. July, 2015.



CafeScientVideo commercial for the Bell Museum’s Cafe Scientifique series that features footage of my May 19th, 2015 talk.



  • Nijhuis, M. “A Fuller Vision of the Russian Far East.” The New Yorker, 10 October, 2016, Web. link
  • Espeland, P. “How a Minnesota Man is Working to Save the World’s Largest Owl.” MinnPost, 30 August, 2016, Web. link
  • Slaght, Jonathan, Interview by Greg Norman. Deutsche Welle. Web. 21 June 2016. link
  • Hance, J. “The owl man: saving the incredible bird you’ve probably never heard of.” The Guardian, Web, 03 March 2016. link
  • Silber, E. 2015. “How loggers can help save the endangered fish owl.” Audubon Magazine, Web, 10 Nov. 2015. link
  • Crowley, C. 2015. “Beware of cheap pine nuts.” New York Magazine: Grub Street, Web, 21 Oct. 2015. link
  • Croke, V. 2015. “Unlikely allies: owls and loggers.” WBUR’s The Wild Life, Web, 30 September 2015. link
  • Gertz, E. 2015. The world’s most endangered big cat may be in the rebound. Web, 26 August 2015.  link
  • Erickson-Davis, M. 2015. Timber company says it will destroy logging roads to protect tigers. Web. 29 July, 2015. link
  • Gray, R. 2015. Do male tigers play dad after all? Camera trap captures rare family portrait of Amur tiger couple with their three cubs in the wild. Daily Mail, Web, 09 March 2015. link
  • Review of my May 19th, 2015 talk about fish owls at Bryan-Lake Bowl, part of the Cafe Scientifique series hosted by the Bell Museum of Natural History in Minneapolis. link
  • Rejebian, B. 2014. Jonathan Slaght Q&A link
  • Wagner, E. 2014. The deadly and devious golden eagle. Smithsonian Magazine February. link
  • Baggaley, K. 2013. The world’s largest owls need huge trees. Audubon Magazine November-December: 16. link
  • Peralta, E. “Golden eagle attacks deer, a photo of an epic confrontation”., Web, 24 Sept. 2013. link
  • Walsh, M. “See it: photos capture golden eagle taking down a deer in Russia”., Web. 24 Sept. 2013. link
  • Millar, N. “World’s biggest owl depends on large old trees.”, Web. 03 Sept. 2013. link
  • Platt, J.R. “World’s Largest Owl Needs Equally Large Trees and Forests (But It’s More Complex Than That).”, Web. 22 Aug. 2013. link
  • Choi, C. “World’s largest owl exposes health of Russia’s forests.” Web. 16 Aug. 2013. link. Also syndicated by Yahoo! News and
  • Slaght, Jonathan. Snowy tigers and giant owls: conservation against the odds in Russia’s Far East. Interview by Jeremy Hance., Web. 28 May. 2013 link
  • Angier, N. “The owl comes into its own.” New York Times 26 Feb. 2013:D1 link
  • Slaght, Jonathan. Interview by David Corcoran. Science Times Podcast, 26 Feb. 2013 link