Hunter becomes guardian of Taiwan’s bears (AFP) – 1064th Edition

A 10-year-old Formosan black bear at a rescue centre in National Pingtung University of Science and Technology in southern Taiwan. Saving the Formosan black bear from poaching is a priority for rangers in Taiwan's forested eastern region, but hunters are still attracted by the potential profits from selling the creature's paws and bile for traditional Chinese medicines.(AFP/File/Ben Yeh)AFP – When he was young, Taiwanese aboriginal hunter Lin Yuan-yuan became a legend after he killed two ferocious Formosan black bears. Now he has devoted his life to saving the endangered species.

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