New study adds to calls for formal recognition of Himalayan wolf


A new study by a team of British and Nepalese researchers has confirmed that the Himalayan wolf, a proposed taxonomic classification of a population of Tibetan wolves in the Himalayas and Tibet, is indeed a genetically unique lineage or race of wolves, which must be conserved before it goes extinct.

Titled “The unique genetic adaptation of the Himalayan wolf to high-altitudes and consequences for conservation”, the paper has been published in the October edition of the journal, Global Ecology and Conservation. The lead author is Geraldine Werhahn from the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK.

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