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Study: Genetic diversity significantly higher inside PAs—and shrinking them hurts

Protected areas like national parks and national monuments provide a refuge for not just a wide array of different species, but for a diversity of genes within those species, according to new research.


The Trump Administration's plan to shrink several national monuments could result not just in smaller populations of animals, but in a loss of genetic diversity that  could make those species less able to adapt to a shifting environment, said Coleen Thompson, who studies conservation genetics at Ohio State University in Columbus.


https://www.insidescience.org/news/shrinking-protected-areas-can-hurt-genetic-diversity

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