Can Vladimir Putin save endangered tigers?

Russian leader gives big boost to the International Tiger Forum-

Vladimir Putin has been making quite a name for himself in recent years as a man of outdoor activity, and one not afraid of large carnivores. He hopes to save the tiger from extinction. The International Tiger Forum hopes to raise an astonishing $350-million for tiger conservation with his help and others such as head of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick.

Perhaps the weenies of the West (politicians in the interior Western United States) might emulate him when it comes to powerful impressive animals.

Can Vladimir Putin save endangered tigers? The Week

The article above says Russia sees the tiger as a symbol of national strength.  Around here it seems to be the cow, or, more likely, the sheep.

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Update: Russia, China pledge to save the tiger. By Alissa de Carbonnel. News Daily

World’s tiger population is disappearing fast

Conferees from 20 countries gather to discuss strategies-

Talks over tiger extinction fears. The Press Association

Are Tigers ‘Brainier’ Than Lions?

For their body size, tigers have bigger brains than African lions-

Are tigers ‘brianier’ than lions? Science Daily

Many Captive Tigers Are Of Purebred Ancestry; Finding Raises Their Conservation Value

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