Regional Wolves

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

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

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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