Welcome to the Species Survival Trust. Our goal is to educate the public on tiger conservation and the species variations. We feel as though the public is not properly informed and that there is a massive misconception over the subject of genetics in captive tigers. Please take the time to thoroughly read the reports that we've compiled that you, the public, may further understand the impact captive tigers have on the conservation of the species and its variants.
One of the most important factors for long-term persistence of (tiger) populations and health of individuals is to ensure that genetic diversity is maintained, specifically that rare variants do not disappear from the populations.
-Jan E. Janecka, Ph.D.
Research assistant professor, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A&M University