The legislation, which was advocated by both Democrat and Republican lawmakers, will ban private possession of tigers, lions, cougars, cheetahs, leopards, cougars and jaguars.
“There is still a long way to go to build a viable future for tigers in northeast China, but the situation looks good.”
"WWF welcomes the news that China has postponed lifting its ban on the domestic trade in rhino horn and tiger bone, signalling a positive response to international reaction."
While China's reversal of a 25-year-old law came as a shock to many, other animal rights activists saw it coming due to the growing number of tiger farms in the country.
“The threats to tigers’ survival in Sumatra are critical.”
“Tigers are conservation-dependent species and they respond to the conservation efforts immediately.”
A monitoring and rescue center for wild tigers and leopards will be set up, along with scientific and research facilities to complement the national park.
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