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Isle Royale’s Old Gray Guy: How One Wolf Impacted an Entire Ecosystem

The male wolf’s arrival via ice bridge in 1997 changed everything. On the heels of co-authoring a study in Science Advances, Isle Royale wolf-moose study co-leader Sarah Hoy explains how he triggered a series of knock-on events that impacted the … read more

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

Space Use and Habitat Selection by Resident and Transient Red Wolves (Canis rufus)

Recovery of large carnivores remains a challenge because complex spatial dynamics that facilitate population persistence are poorly understood. In particular, recovery of the critically endangered red wolf (Canis rufus) has been challenging because of its vulnerability to extinction via human-caused … read more

Red Wolf (Canis rufus) Recovery: A Review with Suggestions for Future Research

Once widespread in the Eastern United States, early 20th century predator-control programs reduced red wolves to a remnant population by the 1970s. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, through the Red Wolf Recovery Program, restored red wolves to northeastern North … read more

Wolf Status in Michigan October 2023

Wolves have been part of the Great Lakes fauna since the melting of the last glacier and as such are native to the land area known as Michigan. Stebler (1951) indicated that pioneer documents and museum specimens show wolves were … read more

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