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The unique genetic adaptation of the Himalayan wolf to high altitudes and consequences for conservation

Werhahn et al The research, conducted by British and Nepalese researchers, confirms that the proposed Himalayan wolf is an ancient wolf lineage, has developed unique adaptations to its environment and has to be conserved. DOWNLOAD PDF ABSTRACT: The Himalayan wolf seems … read more

Genetic management and setting recovery goals for Mexican wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) in the wild

Recovery targets should emphasize practical considerations that are likely to immediately impact success, rather than an inexact genetic rule of thumb Harding et al DOWNLOAD PDF

Some of the Pacific Northwest’s Wolves Have Coastal Genes

Wolves are recolonizing Washington, Oregon, and California, but new genetic research shows there’s something odd about these new arrivals.  Wolves were wiped out in Washington State in the early 20th century—the victims of bounty hunting as ranching and farming expanded … read more

University of Arizona genetics research verifies purity of Mexican wolf

Genome-Wide Analysis of SNPs Is Consistent with No Domestic Dog Ancestry in the Endangered Mexican Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) Robert R. Fitak, Sarah E. Rinkevich, and Melanie Culver From the Department of Biology, Duke University, Box 90338 Durham, NC 27708 … read more

The Eastern Wolf – What we know and do not know

“… there are two varieties of the wolf inhabiting the Catskill Mountains in the United States, one with a light greyhound-like form, which pursues deer, and the other more bulky, with shorter legs, which more frequently attacks the shepherd’s flocks.” … read more

Most Americans support Endangered Species Act despite increasing efforts to curtail it

Political and business interests don’t appear to align with public’s view, study finds. read more

Ecological Studies of Wolves on Isle Royale

Isle Royale – Between January 2017 and January 2018, the wolf population continued to be comprised of just two wolves on Isle Royale.  Moose abundance probably increased over the past year even though the most recent point estimate   declined  from … read more

2017-18 Wolf Count Brief

The Wisconsin 2017-18 overwinter minimum wolf count is 905-944, a 2.2% decrease from the 2016-17  minimum count of 925-956.   2017-18 results represent a modest decline in the population following 3 years of population growth,  including a 6.8% increase last year. … read more

The paradoxical extinction of the most charismatic animals

An international study suggests that the popularity of tigers, lions, polar bears, wolves and others may actually contribute to the species’ downfall, in part because many people believe their iconic stature guarantees their survival. read more

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