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Part of the Siberian tiger conference in Hunchun included a trip out to look at some of the reserves in the area. Hunchun is in an area of China bound by Russia, North Korea and the Sea of Japan. It’s relatively rugged ground- and still has lots of forests and mountains.

The area has 4 tiger reserves and the intention is to develop and enlarge these, and connect them to similar reserves in Russia.

I suspect there is still a lot of work to do, as there were few signs of abundant small prey available in these reserves. The closest we got to an actual tiger was this sign here:

Part of trying to get a cultural shift to support tiger conservation in the region is a Siberian Tiger festival. This incorporated performers doing traditional drumming acts.

And of course, some not so traditional performances.