China has approved the establishment of a massive national park in its northeastern region to protect Siberian tigers.
The central government approved the creation of the park, according to the Web site of China's National Development and Reform Commission on Wednesday.
The park will encompass some 15-thousand square kilometers of land in the Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces. That is almost 25 times the area of Seoul.
There are currently around 35 Siberian tigers in the nature reserves of the two provinces.