From EurekAlert.org:

The Himalayan wolf is considered an ancient wolf as it evolved prior to the contemporary grey wolf which is found in large parts of North America and Eurasia. Very little is known about the Himalayan wolf, because science and conservation have overlooked these high-altitude wolves as just another grey wolf until recently.

As a result, very little research had been conducted on this wolf and no conservation action has been in place, risking a silent population decline of this wolf.

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