Another idea to save tigers
A ST U D Y, published in the journal ScienceAdvances, says that tigers should be classified into two subspecies only, instead of the nine known ones. The study is a collaborating project by scientists from the German Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife (IZW), National Museum of Scotland, Selandia College and Natural Museum of Denmark. It calls for a new management for tiger conservation. The research highlights that there are limited resources for conservation which are being wasted in the hope of perpetuating subspecies, for which there is no scientific basis. "Classification of tigers into too many subspecies reduces the scope of action for breeding or rehabilitation programmes," explained Andreas Wilting, the lead author.
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