Canada Lynx, Lynx canadensis, Use of the Chignecto Isthmus and the Possibility of Gene Flow between Populations in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

Colin M. MacKinnon, Andrew C. Kennedy


An observation of tracks made by Canada Lynx on the Chignecto Isthmus supports assumed use of this area between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia as a potential wildlife corridor. Use of the isthmus by lynx may facilitate gene flow between otherwise geographically separate populations in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.


Canada Lynx; Lynx canadensis; Chignecto Isthmus; wildlife corridor; gene flow; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Missaguash Marsh

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