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Wolves of Isle Royale Annual Report 2018-19

Ecological Studies of Wolves on Isle Royale – Annual Report 2018–2019 – Sarah R. Hoy, Rolf O. Peterson, and John A. Vucetich During the past year, major support for these studies was received from the National Science Foundation (DEB-1453041), National Park … read more

Will wolves move to Michigan’s Lower Peninsula?

“Given our finding that NLP landscape has adequate but more disconnected suitable habitat to support dispersing individuals and breeding packs, determining the effects of potentially increased mortality and energy expenditure while dispersing on recolonization potential is an important aspect requiring … read more

$500 MINI-GRANTS ANNOUNCED

The National Wolfwatcher Coalition is proud to announce our  wolf education grant program.  We will be awarding at least two mini-grants in the amount of $500 to educators, public or private, or non-profit organizations whose mission includes wolf education.  Deadline … read more

Delisting Proposal Available for Comment – PERIOD EXTENDED TO JULY 15, 2019

Scientists oppose delisting – read more (pdf) The US Fish & Wildlife Services has proposed the delisting of gray wolves in the lower 48 United States and Mexico. Regarding how the USFWS can delist a species in Mexico, when they originally … read more

Yellowstone Wolf Project Annual Report for 2017

“There were at least 97 wolves in 11 packs (three breeding pairs) living primarily in Yellowstone National Park at the end of December 2017,” the report reads. The report states that packs varied in size and could have anywhere from … read more

Rediscovery of Red Wolf Ghost Alleles in a Canid Population Along the American Gulf Coast

Though red wolves were declared extinct in the wild by 1980, a team of biologists has found their DNA in a group of canines living on Galveston Island off the coast of Texas. DOWNLOAD PDF

Petition to Maintain Protections for Gray Wolves (Canis lupus) in the Lower 48 States as Endangered or Threatened “Distinct Population Segments” Under the Endangered Species Act

Photo Credit: Oregon Dept of Fish & Wildlife Image of 72lb Female Minam Pack The Center for Biological Diversity and the Humane Society of the United States petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to maintain protection for gray wolves under the Endangered … read more

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

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