GPS tracking could help tigers and traffic coexist in Asia

An infrastructure boom threatens endangered tigers across Asia. Scientists want to know more about how tigers behave near roads so they can design wildlife-friendly transportation networks.

Neil Carter, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Conservation, University of Michigan • conversation
April 23, 2021 ~9 min

How 'tiger farms' have turned a wild animal into a species worth more dead than alive

A production line takes tigers from zoos to be harvested for their meat, skin and bones.

Simon Evans, Principal Lecturer in Ecotourism, Anglia Ruskin University • conversation
Feb. 24, 2021 ~6 min

Tigers may need a ‘genetic rescue’

A "genetic rescue" involving the mating of different subspecies may offer the best way to save increasingly fragmented tiger populations.

Ker Than-Stanford • futurity
Feb. 22, 2021 ~7 min

Is COVID-19 infecting wild animals? We're testing species from bats to seals to find out

COVID-19 has been found in pets, zoo animals and in a wild mink in Utah. Monitoring wildlife for COVID-19 is important for animals and humans, both of whom face risks from a jumping virus.

Kaitlin Sawatzki, Postdoctoral Infectious Disease Researcher, Tufts University • conversation
Jan. 19, 2021 ~8 min

Not so fast: why India’s plan to reintroduce cheetahs may run into problems

India's last cheetah was killed 70 years ago. Should the country import a different subspecies from Namibia?

Simon Evans, Principal Lecturer in Ecotourism, Anglia Ruskin University • conversation
Dec. 18, 2020 ~6 min

Why do tigers have stripes?

How do tigers – a top predator – successfully hunt their prey when they have bright orange fur? The secret's in their stripes!

Andrew Cushing, Assistant Professor in Zoological Medicine, University of Tennessee • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~6 min

Why do tigers have different stripe patterns?

How do tigers – a top predator – successfully hunt their prey when they have bright orange fur? The secret's in their stripes!

Andrew Cushing, Assistant Professor in Zoological Medicine, University of Tennessee • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~6 min

Hidden camera's hugging tiger wins wildlife photo award

A camera-trap image of an Amur tiger takes the grand prize at Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020.

bbcnews
Oct. 13, 2020 ~5 min

Giant panda conservation is failing to revive the wider ecosystem – new study

Pandas have done more to raise awareness of biodiversity loss than any other species. But they may not be good at stopping it themselves.

Jason Gilchrist, Ecologist, Edinburgh Napier University • conversation
Aug. 3, 2020 ~8 min

Experts debunk a few things about ‘Tiger King’

Biologists explain why private zoos like those in "Tiger King" are bad for big cats, what the series got wrong, and what's next for tiger conservation.

Rob Jordan-Stanford • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~9 min

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