Wildlife Diseases

In national parks and other areas where the goal is to minimize human intervention in natural ecological processes, disease may be an acceptable cause of wildlife mortality. However, diseases that are not indigenous to the area—those that have spread into Greater Yellowstone as a result of human activity—have caused population declines (e.g., wolves and trout) and required management interventions (e.g., bison and elk).

Updated 8/09/10

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