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Tiger shown walking with trees and grass in background by Ronald Gilbert

While Indian tigers have the highest genetic variation compared to other subspecies of the feline across the world, their populations continue to be fragmented by loss of habitat, leading to inbreeding and potential loss of this diversity.
Tiger camera trap image courtesy of Nature Conservation Division, DoFPS, MoAF, Bhutan

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Neurological disease in wild tigers has recently gained prominence following a series of fatal canine distemper virus infections affecting tigers in Russia and elsewhere. However, new research into a similar case affecting a wild Bengal tiger in Bhutan diagnosed a brain lesion caused by a human tapeworm - the first time the condition has been recorded in a non-domestic cat species.
Exploring ways to prevent pandemics symposium

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Watch leading public health and conservation experts discuss how future pandemics can be averted if the world’s governments eliminate unnecessary wildlife trade and adopt holistic One Health approaches. The event was co-hosted by Cornell University and WWF.
Sunlight shining through a forest

At a symposium co-hosted by Cornell and WWF, Executive Director of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity Dr. Theresa Mundita Lim shared key measures that could form part of the approach towards pandemic recovery and building a better and healthier future. 
Gerenuks at White Oak Conservation Center

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine alumnus, Zachary Dvornicky-Raymond ’15, DVM ’19, recently published a study in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine regarding validation of a portable, point-of-care test for pregnancy diagnosis in wild ungulates (hoofed mammals).
Panelist speakers at Symposium

Future pandemics can be averted if the world’s governments eliminate unnecessary wildlife trade and adopt holistic One Health approaches, according to experts at a February 23 virtual conference, hosted by Cornell and WWF.
A Bengal Tiger looking very regal by Blake Meyer

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Tigers are among the most charismatic of endangered species and garner significant conservation attention. However, their evolutionary history and genomic variation remains poorly known, especially for Indian tigers. With 70% of the world's wild tigers living in India, such knowledge is critical for their conservation.
Rhino hanging upside down from helicopter

In an effort to save endangered rhinos, Cornell researchers and Namibian colleagues found that transporting rhinos upside down from helicopters was safe and quick.
Coronavirus

The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Steve Osofsky observes that the recent World Health Organization report on the origins of COVID-19 reinforces what we’ve long known.
Jane Goodall

The Cornell Wildlife Health Center, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, and the World Wildlife Fund will host a free, virtual conference on February 23, focused on humans, wildlife and the prevention of future pandemics. The keynote address will be given by Jane Goodall, trailblazing conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace.