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30 January 2010

Doubling Tiger Populations by 2020

The Jakarta Post reports a dozen Asian nations and Russia vowed Friday to work to double the number of wild tigers by 2022, crack down on poaching that has devastated the big cats and prohibit the building of roads and bridges that could harm their habitats.

The agreement includes plans to approach international institutions like the World Bank for money and to develop schemes to tap money from ecotourism, carbon financing and infrastructure projects to pay for tiger programs.

Along with a target for doubling tiger populations, countries agreed to protect core tiger habitats as well as buffer zones and corridors that connect key sanctuaries and national parks. >> Read the full Article in The Jakarta Post

Source: The Jakarta Post, (1/29/2010), 13 countries agree plan to save wild tigers,

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