Putin: Amur tiger numbers have increased by 40% since 2010

Welcoming the participants of the Second International Forum for the Protection of Tigers, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that since 2010 the number of tigers has increased by 40%, while in a number of countries they have disappeared.

Putin named Primorsky Krai in the Russian Far East as one of the main habitats for the Amur tiger.

The President of Russia expressed hope that the dialogue between scientists from different countries in this area would be fruitful.

He explained that strengthening international cooperation and sharing experiences with those who have been successful in tiger conservation is of particular importance.

Putin noted that about 750 tigers live in the taiga forests of the Far East, as a result of ongoing systemic activities and measures.

The work of the Second International Forum for the Protection of Tigers started today, on Monday, during the opening of the Al-Sharq Economic Forum.

The first forum was held in 2010 in St. Petersburg.

Source: RIA Novosti

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