Hyraxes May Lose Protected Status in Israel to Prevent Spread of Leishmaniasis

Conservation experts warn that uncontrolled moves could lead to the hyraxes' extinction. Apparently, it's not the hyraxes that endanger humans, but the parasite-carrying sandflies

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Rock hyraxes in Israel may lose protected status for three years in an attempt to curb the spread of leishmaniasis, a parasitic infection they host that causes skin ulcers.