China will train 620 endangered Siberian tigers 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 HeilongjiangÔºàÈªëÈæôÊ±üÔºâprovince, 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 BaseÔºàË•ø‰ºØÂà©‰∫öËôé‰∫∫Â∑•ÁπÅÊÆñ‰∏≠ÂøÉÔºâ, 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]
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