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What I saw at a Chinese tiger farm and what it means for wild tigers

Leigh Henry, WWF’s Director of Wildlife Policy, recently returned from a trip to China – the country where tiger farms started back in the 1980s. Leigh and her colleagues visited one of the world’s largest tiger farms– the Harbin Siberian Tiger Park – in the northeast corner of China. This is what she saw on her visit.

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One ranger’s daily challenges

Anety is one of 16 women recruited in 2004 by Zambia’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife to undergo intensive training in order to work as a ranger. It’s more common to see women recruits now than it was 15 years ago, but they are still few and far between “I can’t speak on behalf of other women. Most don’t go out into the field, but we can do the job. Where there are men, I have proved I can do the same as them.”

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