Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tigers Lack Genetic Diversity

The wild tigers of India lack genetic diversity. They are also divided into small populations isolated in different part of the huge country. This poses a huge risk for the long time survival of the species.

I believe dog breeders could help. Many experienced dog breeders have made tremendous efforts to preserve and bring small dog breeds back to viable populations. The experience and knowledge of these dog breeders should be able to help not only the tiger, but many endangered species. I hope biologists realise this.

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