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Tigers Declared 'Functionally Extinct' in Cambodia

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by Andrew_NZP, 6 Apr 2016.

  1. Andrew_NZP

    Andrew_NZP Well-Known Member

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    Tigers Declared 'Functionally Extinct' in Cambodia


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    Tigers Declared 'Functionally Extinct' in Cambodia : Discovery News

    Cambodia to Bring Wild Tigers From Abroad in Fight Against Extinction


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    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/07/world/asia/cambodia-tigers.html?_r=0
     
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  3. Swampy

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    "The tigers would most likely come from India, though Thailand and Malaysia are other possibilities, Mr. Un Chakrey said. They could be introduced as soon as 2020, he said."

    Surely Thailand would be the only suitable option, given subspecies distributions? Or are wild tiger numbers too low nowadays to worry about preserving genetic integrity of subspecies?
     
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    I'm no geneticist, but being that mainland Tigers had a pretty continuous range from Pakistan to Korea 200 years ago...