Wednesday, 10 June 2015

NEWSLINK: Increase in number of Amur tigers found during first big cat count in 10 years

Hope for future of the rare species as census says there could be as many as 540 of them now living in the Far East.

The number of tigers living in the Russian Far East is on the rise, the first large-scale census in 10 years has discovered.

Carried out by animal charity WWF, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Amur Tiger organisation, the research found about 540 of the big cats in the region.

While there has been no dramatic increase since 2005, there has been a modest rise and conservationists are pleased that the population has stabilised.

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