The genetic rescue of the Florida panther

@article{Pimm2006TheGR,
  title={The genetic rescue of the Florida panther},
  author={Stuart L. Pimm and Luke J. Dollar and Oron L. Bass},
  journal={Animal Conservation},
  year={2006},
  volume={9},
  pages={115-122}
}
We examine the consequences of panthers introduced from Texas into south Florida, an area housing a small, isolated, inbred and distinct subspecies (Puma concolor coryi). Once part of a continuous, widespread population, panthers became isolated in south Florida more than a century ago. Numbers declined and the occurrence of genetic defects increased. Hoping to reverse the genetic damage, managers introduced eight female panthers from Texas into south Florida in the mid-1990s. This action was… Expand

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