weakening future

Evidence Shows Weakening Future for North American Bison

Advances in genetics are bringing the concern in to sharper focus.

SANTA FE, N.M.–Evidence is mounting that wild North American bison are gradually shedding their genetic diversity across many of the isolated herds overseen by the U.S. government, weakening future resilience against disease and climate events in the shadow of human encroachment. Advances in genetics are bringing the concern in to sharper focus. Preliminary results of a genetic population analysis commissioned…