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President Putin's love of tigers saves them from extinction

For all his limitless faults, Russia’s iron-fisted dictator Vladimir Putin has brought a sliver of love and kindness into the world by saving the Siberian tiger from the brink of extinction. The population of the severely endangered Siberian tiger, once numbering as few as 40, has rebounded thanks to his personal intervention.

Since 2008, Mr Putin has taken the lead on conservation efforts, the centrepiece of which was a 150,000 square kilometre zone designed to protect the animals. Under his leadership, Russia has also introduced harsh criminal charges for poaching. Please follow the link below to read the story in The New Daily.