June 5, 2009
China, Russia to protect tiger habitat
China and Russia say cross-border habitat unique to Siberian tigers and Far East leopards will be protected under a joint pact.
The agreement signed Thursday in Moscow calls for creation of a nature reserve straddling Russia and China's shared border, especially around the Songhua River, where pollution needs to be reduced, Xinhua, China's state-run news agency reported Friday.
The joint habitat protection program also will aid migrating birds, Xinhua reported.