Tigers Forever initiative attracts $10 million in venture capital funding

The Wildlife Conservation Society this week unveiled an ambitious plan to increase the tiger population at a dozen sites by 50% in the next ten years. In a press release, the WCS says:

"The plan calls for working closely with local governments and other partners to gain baseline knowledge on tigers in places like Myanmar's Hukawng Valley -- the world's largest tiger reserve -- while stepping up anti-poaching activities in other sites, including Thailand's Huai Kha Khaeng and Thung Yai protected areas. In some sites, like the Russian Far East, tiger numbers may not increase from their current estimated population of 500 animals."

The plan has already attracted an initial pledge of $10 million in funding.

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