Genetic variation and population structure in desert bighorn sheep: implications for conservation

@article{GutirrezEspeleta2004GeneticVA,
  title={Genetic variation and population structure in desert bighorn sheep: implications for conservation},
  author={Gustavo A. Guti{\'e}rrez-Espeleta and Steven T. Kalinowski and Walter M. Boyce and Philip W Hedrick},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={1},
  pages={3-15}
}
Bighorn sheep populations experienced a drastic reduction in both distribution and abundance until the advent of modern wildlife management, where improving viability of extant populations and translocating animals into historical habitat range have been the most important management policies. The fact that subspecies relationships among bighorn are ambiguous,together with the importance of selecting appropriate source stock and the expense of translocation projects, makes an understanding of… CONTINUE READING