VIU’s DNA testing reveals elusive Island wolverine not a subspecies, after all

Darron Kloster | Times Colonist

Researchers have determined through DNA analysis that the Vancouver Island wolverine — thought to be a subspecies of their mainland cousins for nearly 100 years and more recently believed to be extinct — is actually not that different after all.

Vancouver Island University biology professor Jamie Gorrell and undergraduate student Evan Hessels collected DNA samples from museum skulls, bones and pelts of known wolverines from the Island and compared them with samples of wolverines taken at Bridge River, near ­Lillooet. Read the full article here