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March 8, 2021

Summit agrees tiger recovery plan

Governments of 13 countries where tigers still live have endorsed a plan to save the big cats from extinction, BBC News said. Delegates at a summit in St Petersburg, Russia, agreed to double tiger numbers by 2022. The countries will focus on protecting tiger habitats, addressing poaching, illegal trade and providing the financial resources for the plan. In the last 100 years, tiger numbers have dropped from about 100,000 to less than 3,500 tigers in the wild today. The tiger summit was hosted by the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and World Bank president Robert Zoellick. Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio donated USD 1 M to the effort.

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