Intense harvesting of eastern wolves facilitated hybridization with coyotes

Abstract

Despite ethical arguments against lethal control of wildlife populations, culling is routinely used for the management of predators, invasive or pest species, and infectious diseases. Here, we demonstrate that culling of wildlife can have unforeseen impacts that can be detrimental to future conservation efforts. Specifically, we analyzed genetic data from… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.61

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