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….

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