Characterise the genetic population diversity of Andean bears to inform conservation strategies and enable Andean bears and their ecoystem to thrive. Partners and collaborators: Earlham Institute (UK), Natural History Museum (UK), Humboldt Institute (Co), Natural National Parks (Co), University of California Santa Cruz (USA), San Diego Zoo (USA).
Impact so far:
Research is underway to collect samples of hair, bones and faeces from the Andean bear to inform our understanding about the evolution of the species, its population genomics and its resilience to future threats such as climate change and disease. This research will enhance conservation strategies for the Andean bear and the páramo habitat which supports a huge diversity of flora and fauna and provides important freshwater resources.
Analyse the samples and draw conclusions that can inform conservation strategies.
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