Conservation genetics of the black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis bicornis, in Namibia

  title={Conservation genetics of the black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis bicornis, in Namibia},
  author={Peter J. Coeverden de Groot and Andrea S Putnam and Peter L. Erb and Candace Scott and D. J. Melnick and Colleen O'Ryan and Peter Boag},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
Poaching and habitat destruction across sub-Saharan Africa brought the black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) close to extinction. Over the past few decades, however, one of four subspecies, D. b. bicornis, has experienced a significant population increase as a consequence of its protection within Etosha National Park (ENP), Namibia. We report here on the level and spatial distribution of black rhinoceros genetic diversity within ENP. Using nine microsatellite loci, genetic variation was assessed… Expand

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