Reserchers suggest that the Himalayan wolf should be classified as a subspecies of the grey wolf or as an entirely distinct species. This will also act as a push towards increasing research and conservation efforts for the understudied and elusive predator. Photo by Geraldine Werhahn/Himalayan Wolves Project.

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Werhahn, G. et al., The unique genetic adaptation of the Himalayan wolf to high-altitudes and consequences for conservation, Global Ecology and Conservation, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2018.e00455

 

Banner Image: A recent study suggests that the Himalayan wolf, an important predator in the Himalayan ecosystem, needs a formal taxonomic recognition. Photo courtesy Geraldine Werhahn/Himalaya Wolves Project.

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