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Hydroelectric dams linked to tiger and jaguar losses

Hydroelectric dams linked to tiger and jaguar losses

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Pete MorrisThe global expansion of hydroelectric dams has had a destructive impact on the habitats of tigers and jaguars, according to a new study.Researchers found that dam construction, particularly in Asia, has affected more than one-fifth of the world's remaining tigers.In some local forest areas, the dams are said to have precipitated tiger extinction.Jaguars face a growing threat with dams on their ranges expected to quadruple.The green drive leading to deforestationIs ‘blue hydrogen’ Japan’s answer to coal? Amazon sees worst deforestation in 15 yearsThe modern world has not been kind to tigers.Despite their iconic and fearsome reputation, tigers have disappeared from over 90% of their original range over the past century. While their numbers have improved in recent years, they are ...