Authorities in Kazakhstan with the World Wildlife Fund will launch an ambitious program that for the reintroduction of Turan tigers in this Central Asian country.
Caspian Tigers or Turan, as it is called, constituted a separate population which was unfortunately completely exterminated during the early last century.
Kazakh ecologists say that the reintroduction program is to release a few pairs of wild Siberian tigers, subspecies nearly identical genetically in terms of Caspian tigers.
“For this reason, we bring a unique reserve spans tugai fragments of the so-called native habitat of the Caspian tiger. Reserve will be established somewhere in the south of Lake Balkhash, one of the most Amri freshwater lakes in Asia “said Karim Masimov, Kazakh Prime Minister.
Russia has the largest nucleus of the Siberian tigers in the wild live today.
In the Tiger Forum, held in St. Petersburg at the end of last year, Vladimir Puti said Russia is ready to help Iran and Kazakhstan to reintroduce the tiger as a species in its own right in the local fauna.