Smithsonian Study reveals Decline of Genetic Diversity in Wild Cheetahs

The planet’s last stronghold of wild cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) is losing genetic diversity at an alarming rate according to a new study from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and partners published June 21 in the journal Biological Conservation.

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Last updated on 22 June 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Namibia
Region: 
Africa
Species: 
Acinonyx jubatus
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals