Thriving populations of tigers, leopards, found in Myanmar
The forests of Karen state are a conservationist’s dream. Ranging from teak trees to bamboo, they contain some of the most iconic species of endangered mammals in the world. “This includes things like tigers, leopards, elephants, bears — all of these species of huge global significance,” said Clare Campbell, executive director of Karen Wildlife Conservation Initiative (KWCI). “I think it’s probably one of the most significant [conservation] areas certainly in Asia, if not in the world.”
The Perth-based group has coordinated the first major survey of the area using remote sensor cameras. The images of big cats, some with cubs, has thrilled conservationists….