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WWF scheme to bring tigers back to Cambodia

Plans to reintroduce tigers to Cambodia are moving forward, with the head of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Cambodia taking part in a study tour of a tiger reserve in India.

Cambodia hopes to reintroduce tigers.
Cambodia hopes to reintroduce tigers. Image by Mathias Appel

Tigers were last seen in Cambodia in Mondulkiri Province in 2007, via a hidden camera, and the species is presumed to be extinct there. The WWF say they plan to speak with tiger conservation experts in India, and may bring tigers back from that country. According to the director of Cambodia’s Forestry Administration, decisions around reintroducing the species will depend on the results of a study that is currently being carried out by the government and the WWF. Read more: phnompenhpost.com