Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Chinese censors ban reporting of wild Siberian tiger's death

The first Siberian tiger cub to be found in the wild in China in at least 20 years has died less than two days after being discovered.

Censors have covered up the death, which casts a shadow over what is potentially the best conservation news the country has had for decades.

It also raises questions about the handling and timing of the discovery, which comes as China celebrates the start of the lunar year of the Tiger and a major financial push to save the biggest cat on the planet.

Full story here.

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