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Long-term plans to save Formosan bears unveiled - Taipei Times -
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"The Taiwan Aquarium and Zoological Parks Association yesterday announced a long-term conservation plan for the nation’s Formosan black bears, listed as an endangered species following the enactment of the Wildlife Protection Act (野生動物保育法) in 1989. The mighty animals are one of Taiwan’s national symbols, but their numbers have dwindled due to of habitat encroachment and poaching. A subspecies of the Asiatic black bear, Formosan black bears are the only bear species native to Taiwan. There are no exact figures on how many of the bears live in the wild, as they are elusive animals that inhabit inaccessible mountains" -
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