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Tigers of Kazakhstan

The Hindu
Chennai
17 Sep 2017

The Republic of Kazakhstan is set to reintroduce wild tigers into its territory 70 years after they became extinct there. The Kazakh government recently announced that it had signed a memorandum with the Worldwide Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to implement a tiger reintroduction programme. The animals will be introduced in the Ili-Balkhash region, and the programme also include the creation of a nature reserve and the revival and restroation of a forest. The project, however, is likely to take several years to be completed.