Strong decline of gene diversity in local populations of the highly endangered Common hamster (Cricetus cricetus) in the western part of its European range

@article{Haye2011StrongDO,
  title={Strong decline of gene diversity in local populations of the highly endangered Common hamster (Cricetus cricetus) in the western part of its European range},
  author={Maurice J. J. La Haye and Karsten Neumann and Hans Peter Koelewijn},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2011},
  volume={13},
  pages={311-322}
}
The Common hamster (Cricetus cricetus) has declined by more than 99% in the westernmost part of its range in Belgium, the Netherlands and the adjacent German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia (BNN region) during recent decades. Various conservation schemes are ongoing to support the remaining populations, including restoration of the habitat, captive breeding and reintroductions. One of the factors determining the success of conservation actions is the genetic constitution of the… CONTINUE READING
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