The April issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management

Articles look at genetics of California elk, harbor purpose distribution, human disturbance on Giant pandas and more

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California is home to three subspecies of elk. In a study in the April issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management, researchers conducted genetic testing on 1,271 elk to better understand their ranges and genetic diversity and establish a baseline to inform future management efforts.

Other articles look at bear deterrence with scare devices, harbor porpoise distribution in Washington state’s Hood Canal, human disturbances on giant pandas and more. Log in to read the April issue today.

Header Image: Biologists determined the northern green anaconda is a separate species from other anacondas. Credit: Jesus Rivas