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Local extinction of Southern California mountain lions possible within 50 years


March 21, 2019

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Two isolated mountain lion populations in Southern California's Santa Ana and Santa Monica mountains are at risk of local extinction, perhaps as soon as within 50 years, according to a study published in the journal Ecological Applications. The extinction risk is due to low genetic diversity and mortality that affects the stability of the population. But increasing connectivity could help. Full Story

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University of California, Davis

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