Unraveling the Evolutionary History of Wolves in South and Central Asia

Gray wolves in South and Central Asia live in some of the world's highest mountains and hottest deserts. New research has now revealed that some of these wolf populations are also the most evolutionarily distinct lineages. These findings have significant conservation implications, especially regarding the Indian wolf, which represents one of the world's most endangered and oldest wolf lineages.

Lauren Hennelly has been studying the evolutionary history of the Indian and Tibetan wolf, and she joined the Wolf Conservation Center on November 3, 2021 at 6 pm ET to present recent findings.

To learn more about Indian wolves and conservation efforts, visit The Grasslands Trust.


Lauren Hennelly is a PhD candidate in the Mammalian Ecology and Conservation Unit at University of California, Davis. She has been studying gray wolves in Asia for over 8 years with a focus on wolves in India and Pakistan.

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