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Siberia's tigers back from the brink

The fortunes of the Amur tiger have been more encouraging than most. Its population had dropped to only 20 to 30 animals in the 1930s and the species was on the brink of extinction. Today, there may be more than 500 Amurs in the wilds of Siberia thanks to the work of conservationists such as Fomenko, backed by governments that value good conservation.  It remains to be seen if this reversal can be maintained, although Fomenko is under no illusions about the value of such work: “Tigers are powerful, they are beautiful, they are perfect – and they can co-exist with humans.”  See link below to read the report in The Guardian.