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Cheryl Gray

In Big Win For Big Cats, China Approves National Park Larger Than Yellowstone

March 10, 2017

In yet another example of a “green revolution” in the country, Chinese officials have approved plans to establish a sprawling national park in the northeastern corner of the country. It will be a sanctuary for two cats endemic to the area that have dangled dangerously close to extinction: the Amur leopard and the Siberian tiger, also known as the Amur tiger. Read full report.

Controversial policy could spur tiger trade in China

March 10, 2017

In the next weeks, China’s State Forestry Administration (SFA) will reportedly announce whether tigers will be on a list of endangered species that can be legally farmed, like pigs and chickens, then killed and sold to satisfy the country’s growing demand for expensive tiger products including tiger skins, bones, teeth and claws. Read full report.

Russia's rare snow leopards find protection in camera traps

March 10, 2017

The snow leopard is so rare and elusive that it’s commonly known as the “ghost of the mountains”. But researchers in the Altai mountains, where the borders of Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and China converge, are increasingly coming face to face with this endangered animal through a growing network of camera traps. Read full report.

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