Siberian Tiger—Black Rayon Dress with Hand Beaded Stripes
Design by Rosalyn Polecastro
Fallen Angels Jewelry
Hair by Salon Fluxx, Rozalyn Polecastro & Joe Paciorek Make-up by Karen Koenig, Frances Mullozzi, Leticia Carrillo, Molly Lindenberger Photos by Jonothan Mackoff/Alberto Gonzalez/Light Design Model: Gabriela Bru
The Siberian tiger, also known as the Amur tiger, is a tiger subspecies inhabiting mainly the Sikhote Alin mountain region with a small subpopulation in southwest Primorye province in the Russian Far East. In 2005, there were 331–393 adult‐ sub adult Amur tigers in this region, with a breeding adult population of about 250 individuals. The population has been stable for more than a decade due to intensive conservation efforts, but partial surveys conducted after 2005 indicate that the Russian tiger population is declining.
The Siberian tiger is the largest living feline and ranks among the biggest felines to ever exist.
In August 2010, China and Russia agreed to enhance conservation and cooperation in protected areas in a trans‐boundary area for Amur tigers. China has undertaken a series of public awareness campaigns including celebration of the first Global Tiger Day in July 2010, and International Forum on Tiger Conservation and Tiger Culture and China 2010 Hunchun Amur Tiger Culture Festival in August 2010. In the mid-1980s, it was estimated that the Siberian tiger population consisted of approximately 250 animals. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, illegal deforestation and bribery of park rangers made the poaching of Siberian tigers easier, once again putting the subspecies at risk from extinction. It has been very fortunate and productive, and the breeding program for the Siberian tiger has actually been used as a good example when new programs have been designed to save other animal species from extinction.
A Special Thanks To Our Friends At Brown’s Oakridge Zoo for their continued dedication to the Siberian Tiger Population