In partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural
Resources, MRF has
discussed a research program to track the migration of Raccoons from New
York into Ontario. Their movements are of great practical interest,
as Raccoon rabies is prevalent in the New York population, but has not yet
become firmly established on the Ontario side of the St. Lawrence
River. Identifying the routes by which Raccoons cross the border
will help in improving the efficiency of future vaccination efforts.
A more detailed outline of project methods and objectives will be posted
here if this research program is put into action.