In the 1940s the Amur tiger was on the brink of extinction, with no more than 40 tigers remaining in the wild. Thanks to vigorous antipoaching and other conservation efforts by the Russians with support from many partners, the Amur tiger population recovered and has remained stable throughout the last decade or so. But poaching of tigers and its prey, increased logging and construction of roads, forest fires and inadequate law enforcement are threats that affect the survival of the species.
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Photo manipulation using two of my photos from Como Zoo – St. Paul, Minnesota – and two blended backgrounds (by smokostock and Moonchild ljilja). Multiple layers blended and masked in PS CS4