Photo: Saving Jaguars, Tigers Can Prevent Human Diseases?



Saving big cats such as the jaguar, like the one seen above, can save human lives by keeping some animal-borne diseases in check, conservation and medical experts say.

In February 2009 wildlife protection nonprofit Panthera announced a partnership with Mount Sinai Medical Center to train "doctor conservationists" to spread the word about the value of protecting wild cats.

Photograph courtesy Panthera Corporation, panthera.org


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