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Evaluating how management policies affect red wolf mortality and disappearance

Poaching is the major cause of death for large carnivores in several regions, contributing to their global endangerment. The traditional hypothesis used in wildlife management (killing for tolerance) suggests reducing protections for a species will decrease poaching. However, recent studies … read more

USDA APHIS Wildlife Services Nonlethal Initiative for Livestock Protection

In FY2021, Wildlife Services (WS) received $1.38M from Congress for the second year in a row to expand the use of nonlethal methods to protect livestock from large carnivore depredation and to research efficacy and development of new nonlethal approaches. … read more

Return of the Wolves: Lessons from the Wilderness

Saint Paul-based National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation (the Foundation) has released a new documentary film, “Return of the Wolves: Lessons from the Wilderness,” and corresponding educational lesson plans for classrooms, distance learners, and homeschooled students. To learn more about … read more

Become A WCC Junior Wolf Biologist | Wolf Conservation Center

Love wolves? Become a certified Wolf Conservation Center Junior Wolf Biologist! Children are encouraged to build upon their knowledge of wolves by completing the digital “Junior Wolf Biologist Training Guide” and sending it to the Wolf Conservation Center wolf experts … read more

Forest Carnivore Conservation and Management in the Interior Columbia Basin: Issues and Environmental Correlates

Forest carnivores in the Pacific Northwest include 11 medium to large-sized mammalian species of canids, felids, mustelids, and ursids. These carnivores have widely differing status in the region, with some harvested in regulated furbearer seasons, some taken for depredations, and … read more

The Practices of Wolf Persecution, Protection, and Restoration in Canada and the United States

Wolf management can be controversial, reflecting a wide range of public attitudes. We analyzed wolf management case histories representing a spectrum of approaches in Canada and the United States. During the early 20th century, wolves were considered undesirable. They were … read more

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