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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

Wolves and the Isle Royale Environment: Restoring an Island Ecosystem

The National Park Service made a determination to augment the number of gray wolves (Canis lupus) on Isle Royale National Park to restore this apex carnivore and predator-prey relations. This report summarizes project results from September 2018 to April 2020. … read more

Group Formation of New Isle Royale Wolves Leads to Territorial Aggression

GPS collar data shows three wolves, 1 female and 2 males, have been traveling, feeding, and bedding together since March, 2019 (W001F, W007M, and W013M). This is the first wolf group to form and remain associated since introduction efforts began… … read more

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