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#WildlifeWeek is here. This week I will be sharing 7 #positive wildlife reintroduction stories from around the country. One story for each day. A small thread.
Day 1 - The return of Gaur in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve !!!
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#Gaur the largest #bovine in peninsular #India, was previously found in three discreet populations in Southern India (Western Ghats and #Nilgiri plateau), Central India (#Vidarbha, southern MP, #Chhattisgarh and Eastern ghats in #Odisha) and North-East India.
Gaur were historically found in #Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in small numbers. There were around 30-35 Gaur in BTR in the early 1990s, which had dwindled to just one individual in 1996 and zero in 1998.
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#ChristmasIsland #reptiles are another great ARWH case study this #ScienceWeek. Lister's #gecko and the blue-tailed #skink only exist in captivity (only ~1000 of each!) after environmental pressures sent them #ExtinctInTheWild. #WildlifeHealth Image
When astute rangers at breeding facilities on #ChristmasIsland noticed some of the #lizards were dying, the species was left literally on the brink of #extinction. #WildlifeHealth
Working with @Parks_Australia, Jess Agius, @Sydney_Uni and others, the team were able to identify a novel bacteria, Enterococcus lacertideformus, and show the widespread infection of multiple reptile species on the island. #WildlifeHealth…
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