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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

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

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