Tagged: conservation

Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease: too good a match for the immune system - Chicken or Egg

Hilary Miller Apr 13, 2010

A central premise in conservation genetics is that high genetic diversity is good for a species’ continued survival, and low genetic diversity is bad. This seems intuitively obvious (after all, we all know that you shouldn’t marry your cousin) but actually finding examples in nature where we can say for sure that low genetic diversity has [...] … Read More

Protected minke whales from unreported bycatch sold on Japanese markets - Chicken or Egg

Hilary Miller Sep 06, 2009

Japan kills over a hundred minke whales each year under the guise of “scientific whaling”, and much of the meat ends up in the commercial markets destined for Japanese dinner plates.  Now a study just published in Animal Conservation indicates that a similar number of whales are killed as “bycatch” in Japanese coastal waters, [...] … Read More