Wildlife trade threats: The importance of genetic data in saving an endangered species

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 17:00 in Biology & Nature

A research team analyses the genetic diversity of the endangered four-eyed turtle, a species that has fallen victim to the growing wildlife trade in Vietnam. Having identified several distinct lineages in field-collected and local trade samples, the scientists warn that confiscated animals must not be released back into the wild until they have their origin traced back to the locality they have been captured.

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