Tigers suffering health blights

Limited access to healthcare is not only affecting humans but also threatens endagered wildlife, such as the tiger.

Research conducted in India found that diseases such as malaria or tuberculosis affected the management of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. One tiger reserve saw more than 70% of the forest staff suffer from malaria over a four-year period.

“Malaria made many of the guards too sick to carry out their duties, and this likely led to an increase in wildlife poaching in the park,” James Cook University doctoral student Nandini Velho said.

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