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In a Siberian Tiger's Footsteps

How Siberian tiger was brought back from brink of extinction by Russia and China

The Siberian tiger has always roamed across the border between Russia’s Far East and China, but over the course of the 20th century it reached the brink of extinction. Poaching, an anti-pest campaign and deforestation even caused it to disappear from China’s Northern forests.

Siberian tiger
The Siberian tiger freely roams between Russia and China, and conservation is vital on both sides of the border.

Following the creation of Hunchun National Nature Reserve in 2001 and the implementation of a comprehensive conservation plan, tigers are now once more being spotted in their natural habitat. RTD follows their trail with park rangers and even a hunter turned game-keeper to find out how they are reversing the 21st century trend for wildlife to lose vital territory to human activity.