Tiger survival threatened by mass road-building in precious habitats

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Tiger walking on road

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: April 29

Year of Publication: 2020

Publication City: London, UK

Publisher: New Scientist Ltd.

Author(s): Alice Klein

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More than half the world’s dwindling wild tiger population are threatened by roads built dangerously close to their habitats, and giant infrastructure projects planned across Asia could put tigers at even greater risk.

Tigers habitats have shrunk by 40 per cent since 2006, leaving fewer than 4000 of the animals in the wild. Those living near roads are particularly vulnerable because they are at risk of being hit by vehicles, have more difficulties finding food, and are easier for poachers to find.

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