Motion-triggered cameras reveal that the same forest paths used by people in Nepal are also tiger hangouts at night.
Tigers normally move about during the day and night, but in Chitwan, Nepal, the tigers have shifted to nighttime activity in the areas they share with people.
“There appears to be a middle ground where you might actually be able to protect the species at high densities and give people access to forest goods they need to live,” says Michigan State University researcher Neil Carter.
“If that’s the case, then this can happen in other places, and the future of tigers is much brighter than it would be otherwise.”
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