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A·mur

 (ä-mo͝or′) also Hei·long (hā′lông′) or Hei·long·jiang (hā′lông′jyäng′)
A river of northeast Asia flowing about 4,400 km (2,730 mi) mainly along the border between China and Russia. One of the chief waterways of Asia, it drains into Tatar Strait opposite Sakhalin Island.

Amur

(əˈmʊə)
n
(Placename) a river in NE Asia, rising in N Mongolia as the Argun and flowing southeast, then northeast to the Sea of Okhotsk: forms the boundary between Manchuria and Russia. Length: about 4350 km (2700 miles). Modern Chinese name: Heilong Jiang

A•mur

(ɑˈmʊər)

n.
a river in E Asia, forming most of the boundary between N Manchuria and SE Russia, flowing into the Sea of Okhotsk. ab. 2700 mi. (4350 km) long. Chinese, Heilong Jiang.
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Noun1.Amur - an Asian river between China and RussiaAmur - an Asian river between China and Russia; flows into the Sea of Okhotsk
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
Russian Federation, Russia - a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
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Conservationists say that the Amur tiger remains on the critically endangered list, however, because of threats from illegal poaching and a loss of natural habitat.
It is the first time that the zoo, near Nuneaton, has bred the leopards, which hail from the Amur Valley on the border between China and Russia.
The Amur tiger is officially recognised by the World Conservation Union as ``endangered'', mainly due to over-hunting for its skin and body parts for traditional medicine.
Previously famous for breeding Royal Bengal tigers in the early 1980s, Edinburgh Zoo decided to concentrate on the even rarer Amur tigers.
Also on Kim's schedule was a visit to the Amur shipyard where submarines are manufactured, according to Interfax news agency.
The Kremlin orders issued Thursday include the creation of a new national park, a ban on leasing forest areas inhabited by the animals, measures to reintroduce the big cats and the adaptation of a separate strategy to preserve the Amur leopard, another endangered Far East species.
Only around 450 wild Amur tigers are believed to be left, and the population is under threat from habitat loss and poaching.
Amur further said that this process can take up to 12 months from submission and it will provide progress updates when received.
This is the first time that Twycross Zoo has bred Amur Leopards.
For more information on the Amur leopard visit www.amur-leopard.org
The Amur tigers are threatened in the wild by a loss of habitat and by being hunted - particularly for use in traditional Oriental medicines.