China to release rare tigers to shrinking forests – Reuters

From Reuters:

China will train 620 endangered Siberian to survive in the wild as part of a controversial effort to return them to the country’s shrinking northeast forests, state media reported on Monday.

The captive-bred tigers would be taken from enclosures in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang(黑龙江)province, to a 15-hectare (37-acre) fenced patch of forest near the mountainous border with North Korea, Liu Dan, an official with the Siberian Tiger Artificial Propagation Base(西伯利亚虎人工繁殖中心), told Xinhua news agency.

Liu said trial release of 12 tigers four years ago was promising — though ten of those tigers were now back in captivity.[Full text]

Related photo essay of ” “Animal kindergarten(Âä®Áâ©ÂπºÂÑøÂõ≠” opens in Chongqing” from Xinhua

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