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New study upends tiger genetics by finding 6 subspecies; need separate conservation strategies

Fewer than 4,000 tigers remain in the wild. New research aims to give conservationists an improved understanding of their genetics in order to help save them.


After years of debate, scientists report in the journal Current Biology that tigers comprise six unique subspecies. One of those subspecies, the South China tiger, survives only in captivity.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/25/science/six-tiger-subspecies.html

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