Tigers are to be reintroduced to eastern Cambodia thanks to a one million dollar donation from Tiger Beer to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
The move will also assist putting a stop to the illegal hunting and trading of tigers and products derived from them.
The money will aid the protection of the species in Cambodia and a dozen other nations, where tiger populations have dropped by a staggering 96% in the last 100 years or so. It is believed there are under 4000 tigers remaining in the world out with zoos and parks.
The goal is to double the the world’s tiger numbers by 2022.
Tigers will be reintroduced to Mondulkiri Protected Forest and Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary in eastern Cambodia close to the Vietnam border.
These areas were chosen because the landscape and dry forests are suitable habitat for tigers.
Tiger Beer, which is owned by Heineken Asia Pacific, will for the first time its history, sell their famous product, without the traditional tiger logo. The aim is send home the message that tigers are under threat of extinction.
The world needs to see more of this sort of effort to protect our wildlife.
Source : Bangkokpost
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