National Wolfwatcher Coalition National Wolfwatcher Coalition
mobile menu

Author Archives: Nathan Lyle

Questionable policy for large carnivore hunting

U.S. wolf-hunting policies do not align with ecological theory or data Terrestrial large carnivores are in rapid global decline, with consequences for ecosystem structure and function. Among drivers of these declines, legal hunting is unique because it is intentional and … read more

2022 National Wolfwatcher Wolf Education Grants

Applications Due Friday, October 14, 2022Will be awarded during Wolf Awareness Week (10/16-10/22) Grant FAQs WHO? Educators, public or private, or non-profit organizations whose mission includes wolf education and/or non-lethal measures to minimize conflicts. WHY? To provide financial assistance in … read more

Evaluating how management policies affect red wolf mortality and disappearance

Poaching is the major cause of death for large carnivores in several regions, contributing to their global endangerment. The traditional hypothesis used in wildlife management (killing for tolerance) suggests reducing protections for a species will decrease poaching. However, recent studies … read more

Gray wolf mortality patterns in Wisconsin from 1979 to 2012

Starting in the 1970s, many populations of large-bodied mammalian carnivores began to recover from centuries of human-caused eradication and habitat destruction. The recovery of several such populations has since slowed or reversed due to mortality caused by humans. Illegal killing … read more

Examination of the interaction between age-specific predation and chronic disease in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

The patterns of parasite infections in wildlife hosts often have an age component. For example, the prevalence of chronic infections tends to skew towards older individuals that have had a longer amount of time to be exposed (e.g. Heisey et … read more

The Role of Wolves in Regulating a Chronic Non-communicable Disease, Osteoarthritis, in Prey Populations

It is widely accepted that predators disproportionately prey on individuals that are old, weak, diseased or injured. By selectively removing individuals with diseases, predators may play an important role in regulating the overall health of prey populations. However, that idea … read more

  • Categories

  • Keyword Tags

Wolf Paw Print