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College of Arts and Sciences Mesoamerica

Documenting the collapse of the white-lipped peccary

White-lipped peccary in profile.White-lipped peccaries of Central America have declined by as much as 90% from their historical range, signaling a population collapse of a key species in the region, according to a study by WSU researchers and colleagues published recently in the journal Biological Conservation.

“White-lipped peccary populations are in more of a critical condition than previously thought,” said lead author Dan Thornton. “While these results are sobering, they also » More …