Video gives hope for restoring tigers to China | WWF

Video gives hope for restoring tigers to China

Posted on 19 February 2015    
A resting Amur Tiger. Amur tigers are found only in Northeastern China and the Russian Far East
© Vladimir Filonov/WWF
A rare video taken of a tigress and her cubs shows that wild Amur tigers are returning to China. The video, captured by a WWF camera trap 30km from the Russian border, is the first footage of Amur Tigers so far into China. The WWF video of the family is a highlight of decades of conservation work aimed at establishing a breeding Amur tiger population in China. With the Chinese authorities, WWF identified the border area with Russia a priority zone for tigers. Conservation work has included reintroduction of tiger prey and maintenance of forested corridors that allow China’s tiger population to move freely. The Amur tiger population is estimated at 400 individuals, with most living in Russia and at least 18-20 adult individuals in the area along the Russia- China
border.

Original article posted: 19.02.15              Updated: 05.03.15
 
A resting Amur Tiger. Amur tigers are found only in Northeastern China and the Russian Far East
© Vladimir Filonov/WWF Enlarge

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