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decreasing genetic diversity in black rhinos

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with longer term safari hunting and ongoing serious poaching , the genetic diversity of black rhinos has greatly declined

 

this has implication for how they will be able to adapt to future challanges including climate change

 

very interestingly the historic range of the western black rhino , declared extinct in 2011, goes into southern Kenya, a few remain in the mara

 

 

please see

 

  • http://www.sciencedaily.com search black rhinos the piece is called rethink need to save critically endangered black rhinos , there is an article link at the end
  • go to scientific reports , the article was published 9 FEB 2017 EXTINCTIONS,GENETIC EROSION AND CONSERVATION OPTIONS FOR BLACK RHINOCEROS DICEROS BICORNIS
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