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Study Suggests Fairness is Wired in the Genes of Canines

(Photo by Rooobert Bayer) A study — published in the journal Current Biology — found wolves trained to press a buzzer refused to participate after realizing the action resulted in a treat for their partner but nothing for themselves.  The sense is … read more

Gray Wolf Poaching Underreported in Wisconsin

Treves, A., Langenberg, J. A., López-Bao, J. V. & Rabenhorst, M. F. (2017). Gray Wolf Mortality Patterns in Wisconsin from 1979 To 2012. Journal of Mammalogy, (February 6th embargo data). Main points 1. We investigated causes of death of 937 … read more

Ambitious study underway on wolf impact

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the University of Washington are beginning a collaborative study to determine how eight years of growth in the state’s wolf population is affecting deer and elk as well as other predators. The … read more

Big, Not Bad.

Endangered Species Coalition, along with Wolfwatcher, Nature 365, Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf & Wildlife, among others, have launched a year long campaign in the Western Great Lakes to help demonstrate that wolves are a public asset, beloved by the … read more

Facts about Wolves in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

There is no scientific or biological justification to hunt or trap wolves for sport. The facts about wolves in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Those eager to open a trophy hunting and commercial trapping season on the U.P.’s wolves ignored scientific evidence … read more

Judge Orders Idaho to Destroy Elk and Wolf Wilderness Data

By KEITH RIDLER, ASSOCIATED PRESS BOISE, Idaho — Jan 19, 2017, 7:37 PM ET Idaho must destroy all information collected from tracking collars placed on elk and wolves obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho wilderness area, a federal … read more

State Senator Tom Casperson introduced SB 1187

On December 1, 2016, Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson introduced SB 1187 which authorizes the politically appointed Natural Resources Commission to designate the wolf as a game species and establish a wolf hunting season. It also included an appropriation which … read more

Reward now up to $16,500 for person who killed rare red wolf in wildlife refuge

By Jeff Hampton, The Virginian-Pilot, Jan 3, 2017 Pictured: Two captive red wolves – Betty, 10, foreground, and Hank, 11, background – stand at Pocosin Lakes National Wild Refuge Red Wolf Education and Health Care Facility PLYMOUTH, N.C. A reward for the … read more

Members of Congress Accuse the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of Not Protecting Red Wolves

By Ken Fine Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service The nine members of Congress who penned a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell say they blame the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the state of the … read more

Wolf Paw Print