Applying Molecular Genetic Tools to the Conservation and Action Plan for the Critically Endangered Far Eastern Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis)
Comptes Rendus Biologies
Endangered species, Conservation genetics, Panthera pardus, Reintroduction
A role for molecular genetic approaches in conservation of endangered taxa is now commonly recognized. Because conservation genetic analyses provide essential insights on taxonomic status, recent evolutionary history and current health of endangered taxa, they are considered in nearly all conservation programs. Genetic analyses of the critically endangered Far Eastern, or Amur leopard, Panthera pardus orientalis, have been done recently to address all of these questions and develop strategies for survival of the leopard in the wild. The genetic status and implication for conservation management of the Far Eastern leopard subspecies are discussed.
Uphyrkina, Olga and Stephen J. O'Brien. 2003. "Applying Molecular Genetic Tools to the Conservation and Action Plan for the Critically Endangered Far Eastern Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis)." Comptes Rendus Biologies 326, (Suppl. 1): S93-S97. http://nsuworks.nova.edu/cnso_bio_facarticles/600