International Youth Tiger Summit opens in Vladivostok   2010-11-19 15:52:35 FeedbackPrintRSS

VLADIVOSTOK, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- The International Youth Tiger Summit, which aims to bring together young ecologists from around the world to save the tiger, opened here Friday.

The summit gathers leaders of countries that are actively involved in animal conservation programs: China, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, the United Kingdom and Russia.

The World Wildlife Fund of Russia selected four representatives among Russian youth who will become "tiger ambassadors" at the summit.

During the summit, delegates can blog on the Internet, participate in discussions with "tiger ambassadors" from other countries, and develop projects which will enable young people to contribute to the conservation of tigers and other endangered species.

According to figures of the organization "Global Tiger Initiative," there are only 3,2000 adult tigers left in the world, most of which live in India, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Russia.

The summit will last six days.

Editor: Wang Guanqun
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