Takeaways:

  • Environmental DNA (eDNA) found in snow tracks is being used to identify rare carnivore species including the Canada lynx and wolverines.
  • The animals lives in the forests of western Montana and northern Idaho but are very difficult to study.
  • Using the eDNA found in the snow which can come in the form of skin cells or secretions from scent glands can help researchers identify the presence of these animals and help them better understand where they exist.

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