Parks to step up pro­tec­tion of pan­das, big cats

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China will es­tab­lish a na­tional park sys­tem to in­crease the pro­tec­tion of gi­ant pan­das, Siberian tigers and Amur leop­ards, ac­cord­ing to a de­ci­sion made by the coun­try’s lead­ing group for over­all re­form.

A pi­lot pro­gram for a na­tional park sys­tem will help in­crease the in­tegrity, con­nec­tiv­ity and co­or­di­na­tion of the habi­tats of the three en­dan­gered an­i­mal species in China, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment re­leased af­ter a meet­ing of the Cen­tral Lead­ing Group for Com­pre­hen­sively Deep­en­ing Re­forms.

The gi­ant panda, Siberian tiger and Amur leop­ard, among the world’s most en­dan­gered species, have been put un­der top na­tional pro­tec­tion.

There are fewer than 70 Amur leop­ards in the world, most of which live in Rus­sia’s Far East, the north­east­ern prov­inces of China and the north­ern part of the Korean Penin­sula.

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