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Natural re-colonization and admixture of wolves (Canis lupus) in the US Pacific Northwest: challenges for the protection and management of rare and endangered taxa

Admixture resulting from natural dispersal processes can potentially generate novel phenotypic variation that may facilitate persistence in changing environments or result in the loss of population-specific adaptations. Yet, under the US Endangered Species Act, policy is limited for management of … read more

The February 2021 Wisconsin Wolf Hunt: A Preliminary Assessment

Wisconsin held a February wolf hunt. It wasn’t a hunt, it was a slaughter. The Wisconsin DNR hid behind the shield of the lawsuit and the agency continues to hide behind Act 169 which mandates a wolf hunting/trapping season, including … read more

Wildlife Comeback in Europe

The study found that the numbers of carnivores have either remained steady or greatly increased in European countries. In some cases the animals have recovered robust populations that were extinct at some point between 1950 and 1970.   https://wildlife.org/large-carnivores-make-a-voracious-comeback-in-europe With biodiversity … read more

The facts about wolves in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

There is no scientific or biological justification to hunt or trap wolves for sport. In 2016, legislators ignored scientific evidence and the will of Michigan voters to pass a law authorizing a trophy hunting and commercial trapping season on our … read more

Wolf Delisting Challenges Demonstrate Need for an Improved Framework for Conserving Intraspecific Variation under the Endangered Species Act

If applied generally to other species, the 2019 rule’s approach to ESA implementation would represent a significant scaling back of recovery efforts for widely distributed species that would increase both short term vulnerability and long-term loss of adaptive potential. Recent … read more

2020 Mini-Grants Awarded

Thanks to your support, the National Wolfwatcher Coalition awarded two mini grants. The recipients are The Voyageurs Wolf Project and Tundra Speaks. The Voyageurs wolf project is a collaborative effort between the University of Minnesota and Voyageurs National Park. They … read more

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