Kolkata: While the proposed reintroduction of Indian tigers in Cambodia appears to be “fine” from a hereditary point of view, it may not be viable if the point is to set up a practical populace of tigers in the nation, preservation researcher say.
“It is not a viable thought if the goal is to build up a feasible populace of tigers. In the event that they do discharge tigers, they will probably get executed in episodes of contention with nearby individuals as opposed to survive and set up a populace,” tiger scientist K. Ullas Karanth told IANS.
Eight tigers from India – six females and two guys – would be translocated to Cambodia where the enormous felines have been pronounced terminated.
The Indian tigers would be “re-presented” in two unique areas in Cambodia throughout the following five years. This was examined at the as of late finished up third Asia Ministerial Conference on tiger protection.
As indicated by sub-atomic scientist Uma Ramakrishnan, known for her work in sparing Indian tigers, behavioral issues and territory challenges should be tended to.
“As proposed by a current review, the tigers in Cambodia are not that not quite the same as tigers in India. Yet, taking a gander at the genome could highlight more contrasts,” Ramakrishnan, relate educator at the National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru, told IANS.
“Fruitful reintroduction is exceptionally troublesome, more due to behavioral issues (will the new people acclimate to another place?) Additionally, it’s essential to comprehend whether the living space can bolster more people (is there enough prey?) and that the creatures will survive (and not be chased). From a hereditary point of view, this is most likely fine,” she said.
Karanth, who is one of the four specialists who as of late disproved a report asserting the world’s wild tiger populace is on the ascent, says he doesn’t accept there is any site in Cambodia where certain conditions are met for the reintroduction.
“Reintroduction of tigers is supported just if there is proof that issues why it went wiped out initially have been completely tended to and therefore 3,000-4,000 square km of woodlands, with adequate densities of wild prey is accessible, there are no human settlements and insignificant or no effects from asset extraction by individuals and domesticated animals nearness and obviously no illicit chasing,” said Karanth, chief for Science-Asia, Wildlife Conservation Society.
“In the event that the presented creatures don’t survive, the issue of hereditary qualities is not important. In the event that one is discussing hereditary reasonability, a considerably bigger zone would be required,” he included.