Logging’s effects on the Siberian Tiger


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Siberian Tiger

Also known as the Amur tiger, the Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica), whose former range included northeastern China, the Korean Peninsula, and Mongolia, is now almost completely confined to Russia’s Amur-Ussuri region, where it is now protected. An estimated 350 to 450 tigers  are believed to be still alive, although the persistent threats of habitat loss  through logging and development, as well as poaching for their fur and bones  continue to loom overhead. [Gallery: Tiger Species of the World]

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