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North American Bison Populations

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Dr. Peter Gogan's work with Yellowstone bison expanded to include coordinating a study of the conservation genetics of US federal bison herds in collaboration with geneticists at Texas A&M University, and managers of National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service herds. This work led to involvement with plains and wood bison herds throughout North America in cooperation with federal and state agencies, and non-government organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund, Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society and some North American Indian tribes. Dr. Gogan is currently co-editing and writing portions of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for North America bison. In 2006, he traveled to Poland and Russia to assess restoration efforts for European bison in collaboration with members of the IUCN/SSC for European bison.

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