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Wildlife disease surveillance
Assessing the threat of canine distemper to tigers

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PLANS are being developed for what is believed to be the world's first comprehensive tiger disease surveillance programme. The programme is soon to be launched in Indonesia, to try to save the critically endangered Sumatran tiger. It is hoped that, if successful, the surveillance project could form a model for use in other countries with tiger populations.

The project is being supported by the British charity Wildlife Vets International (WVI). The charity explains that numbers of Sumatran tigers have …

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