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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

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

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