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New virus putting tiger population at threat of extinction

Washington, November 07: A new research has observed that a new virus called canine distemper virus (CDV) is proving to be a threat to the tiger populations in the wild. According to a new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and its partners, CDV has the potential to be a significant driver in pushing the animals toward extinction. The authors evaluated these impacts on the Amur tiger population in Russi’s Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Zapovednik (SABZ), where tiger numbers declined from 38…