Thursday, August 5, 2010

Burma Creates Largest Tiger Reserve

Bengal tiger

The remote Hukaung Valley in northern Burma has now been declared a protected tiger area. The area, which is about half the size of Switzerland, was part of an ambitious project to be made into a wildlife sanctuary starting in 2004. At that time, the government aimed to cover 2,500 square miles of land to be made into a sanctuary for wildlife. Now, that size has been tripled. Burma, too, is part of thirteen other nations participating in the global tiger conservation movement held in St. Petersburg. This news is yet another example of how a nation, scheduled to participate in a global movement, is also involved in its own local plan to help save the world's tiger population.

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