for endangered wildlife
Carter says the results of the study could change conservation management, especially since about 80 percent of tiger habitat is now dominated by humans. He says the key will be to figure out what conditions foster the co-existance the study documents.
“We want to see if we can duplicate that in all these multiple use forests and areas where tigers occur, but people also depend on those forests.”
Carter says the study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows promise that humans and wildlife can thrive in the same environment, but that more work must be done to understand the complicated connection between the two worlds.