Genetics and the successful reintroduction of the Missouri river otter

  title={Genetics and the successful reintroduction of the Missouri river otter},
  author={Rebecca A. Mowry and Tavin M. Schneider and Emily K Latch and Matthew E. Gompper and Jeff Beringer and Lori S. Eggert},
  journal={Animal Conservation},
Reintroduction is an effective tool for restoring endangered populations. There is increasing concern, however, that demographic restoration may not equate with genetic restoration. We examine the demographic‐genetic contrast in the context of one of the world's most successful carnivore population restorations. Beginning in 1982, a total of 835 river otters Lontra canadensis were reintroduced to Missouri, USA, more than 50 years after extirpation. Most otters were translocated from Louisiana… 

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