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Tigers Take the Night Shift to Coexist With People
September 3, 2012
Tigers don't have a reputation for being accommodating, but a new study indicates that the feared and revered carnivores in and around a park in Nepal are taking the night shift to better coexist with their human neighbors. The revelation that tigers and people are sharing the same space flies in the face of long-held convictions in conservation circles. It also underscores how successful conservation efforts need sciences that takes into account both nature and humans.
Michigan State University
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