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Himalayan Wolf in Desperate Need of Protections

posted Jun 24, 2016, 9:22 PM by chloe owens

4/25/16, by Brooks Hays, Science News

Himalayan wolf in desperate need of protections

The Himalayan wolf has been the source of taxonomic confusion for more than a century, but new research confirms the uniqueness of the species’ lineage, as well as its presence in Nepal. They may not be there for long, however. The new analysis, published in the journal ZooKeys, highlights the vulnerability of the species, Canis lupus chanco, and encourages stronger protections…”A species action plan needs to be formulated that develops mechanisms to minimize conflict, and strategies for motivating local communities towards wolf conservation.