Friday, August 11, 2006

Successful tiger and leopard workshop in China

Wednesday 2 August 2006 at 23:31

The Amur tiger is critically endangered in China. Although 450-500 individuals remain in Russia, in China it is estimated there are less than 20 individuals. Prey depletion, poaching and illegal trade are the main threats in China. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Wildlife Research and Development Centre of State Forestry Administration organised a tiger conservation workshop on 24-25 July. The workshop brought together all relevant Russian and Chinese stakeholders to identify threats, develop the outlines of an action plan that will alleviate those threats, and explore mechanisms to further develop and implement the plan. Michiel Hötte of Tigris Foundation participated in the meeting and has written a report with comments from Dale Miquelle at WCS:


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