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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

Response of Moose Hunters to Predation following Wolf Return in Sweden

Background Predation and hunter harvest constitute the main mortality factors affecting the size and dynamics of many exploited populations. The re-colonization by wolves (Canis lupus) of the Scandinavian Peninsula may therefore substantially reduce hunter harvest of moose (Alces alces), the … read more

Summer diets of wolves (Canis lupus, Linnaeus1758) in the Trans-Himalaya of Humla, Nepal

The wolves are top but data deficient predator of the Trans-Himalaya region. Diet information is important for understanding a predator’s ecology, potential competition with other carnivores, impact on prey populations, and initiating any conservation measures. We examined the characteristics of … read more

2020-2021 Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem Wolf Pack and Population Size Report

Winter 2020-2021 was the most successful winter monitoring effort to date in the Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem (GVE) in terms of the number of packs studied and the number of independent observations of each pack (Fig. 1). In total, we estimated … read more

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

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