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Coyote Control Based on Scientific House of Cards

Complaint Seeks to End Federal Reliance on Flawed 42-Year-Old Study / Dec 20, 2017 Washington, DC — Federal strategy and funding for coyote control efforts are all rooted in one inaccurate, speculative, and outmoded 1975 study, according to a complaint filed … read more

Grant money now available to Minnesota livestock owners for prevention of wolf attacks

Applications due November 24, 2017 Minnesota livestock producers can now apply for grant money to help prevent wolf attacks. The Wolf-Livestock Conflict Prevention Grants were funded by the Minnesota Legislature earlier this year. There is $120,000 available to producers this fiscal … read more

Going Coastal: Shared Evolutionary History between Coastal British Columbia and Southeast Alaska Wolves (Canis lupus)

Byron V. Weckworth, Natalie G. Dawson, Sandra L. Talbot, Melanie J. Flamme, Joseph A. Cook Many coastal species occupying the temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest in North America comprise endemic populations genetically and ecologically distinct from interior continental conspecifics. … read more

Wisconsin Gray Wolf Monitoring Report

April, 2017 the Wisconsin statewide minimum wolf population count was 925-952 wolves, an increase of 6.8% from the previous year. A total of 232 packs were detected. DOWNLOAD

Minnesota Wolf Population Update 2017

2016-17 mid-winter Minnesota wolf population estimated at 2,856 wolves, or 4.0 wolves per 100 km2 of occupied range. The 90% confidence interval was approximately +/- 500 wolves, specifically 2,371 to 3,382 and 508 wolf packs. DOWNLOAD

Yellowstone Wolf Project Annual Report

There were at least 108 wolves in 11 packs (7 breeding pairs) living primarily in Yellowstone National Park (YNP) through December 2016 (figures 1& 2). Breeding pairs are defined as an adult male and an adult female with two pups … read more

Michigan Tech Professor John Vucetich testifies before Senate Committee

S. 1514 would weaken Endangered Species Act, strip wolves of protection By Michele Bourdieu (Originally posted at keweenawnow.blogspot.com/2017/07/michigan-tech-professor-john-vucetich.html on keweenawnow.blogspot.com) HOUGHTON — John Vucetich — Michigan Tech professor in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science and co-director, with Michigan … read more

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

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