Study: Fragmentation of tiger habitat is leading to inbreeding, low survival

The study published in journal of Molecular Biology and Evolution published on February 16 suggests that there is inbreeding among Indian tigers, which is a result of isolated populations due to habitat loss.

A new research paper has concluded that fragmentation of habitat has already disrupted the natural evolutionary process in…

Increasingly fragmented tiger populations may require ‘genetic rescue,’ Stanford researchers say

Despite being one of the world’s most charismatic species, tigers face uncertain futures primarily due to habitat fragmentation, human-wildlife conflict and poaching. As global tiger populations decline, so does their genetic diversity. But until now it’s been unclear how the animals’ dwindling numbers are affecting them at the genetic level.

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