Siberian tigers making a comeback in China

After a decade of trying to boost their numbers by protecting and enhancing their natural habitats, it is now believed that Siberian tigers are slowly making a comeback in China. The number of Siberian tigers living in the wild had long been believed to be under 22, but a longtime tiger conservationist thinks that there could be as many as 40 now. "I personally think the number of tigers has doubled in the last decade and that the area populated by tigers has become much larger," Li Zhixing told the Los Angeles Times.
If Li is correct, it’s because of China’s efforts to make a more "tiger-friendly" habitat by banning logging, hunting and trapping in the forests. One province has even established a 108,700-acre wildlife preserve that’s stocked with deer to attract the endangered tigers to the area.