Genetic Evidence of Tiger Population in Northwest India – 19th of January 2012

Posted on Jan 19, 2012 in News | 0 comments

A new paper in Plos One, Genetic Evidence of Tiger Population Structure and Migration within an Isolated and Fragmented Landscape in Northwest India suggests that despite fragmented habitat and poaching, India tigers are managing to travel between Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and its neighboring forests, Kuno-Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary and Madhav National Park resulting in significant gene flow. 

The paper calls for substantial conservation efforts to be made to maintain connectivity between these two subpopulations and also higher protection status as a tiger reserve should be conferred on Madhav National Park.

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