Genetic Diversity

Greta Anderson, Deputy Director, Western Watersheds Project discusses the issue of genetic diversity within the Mexican Gray Wolf population. The reintroduction of this species started with such small numbers it has been difficult to achieve sufficent genetic diversity in the wild.

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