Genetics As Key-Criterion Tiger Conservation?

Tiger genetics

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India – Mongabay

Genetics Shake-Up For India’s Tiger Conservation Plans.


A recent study, by scientists from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, states that India needs a paradigm shift in its tiger conservation approach.

India should stop “indiscriminately doubling” tiger numbers and extend the focus of its tiger conservation programmes from selected high-profile reserves to areas that are currently under-represented but harbour unique genetic diversity, recommends the study.


Excellent article on the addition of genetic biodiversity as a main ingredient for successful conservation.

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