July 22, 2011: Where hunting pressure is high, anti-poaching efforts are often crucial for protecting native wildlife populations in nature reserves. However, many reserves suffer from inadequate support and provisioning of staff, especially in developing nations.
In Pakke Tiger Reserve in northeastern India, we found that malarial infection is a serious hindrance for front-line patrolling staff that limits the time they can spend in the ﬁeld. We assessed the consequences of malaria both for local people and park staff in the general region and its indirect effects on wildlife protection. Dowload the complete report in PDF format here.
Source: Nandini Velho, Elsevier.