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Staqeya: the lone wolf at the edge of its ecological niche

In May 2012, a lone wolf (Canis lupus) appeared in Victoria, British Columbia (BC), Canada, a metropolitan area on the southern tip of Vancouver Island with a population of 365,000 (Fig. 1A, B). After sightings in backyards over a few … read more

Partnering with gray wolves to solve the conservation crises of our time

We are enduring the sixth mass extinction of life on our home planet. The Guardian UK recently reported on a study showing that ninety six percent of all mammals remaining on earth are humans and livestock. Only four percent are … read more

Do Wolves Mate for Life? Research at Yellowstone Park provides new insights into the lives of wolves.

Video: loom.com/share/ba1e0ef4c56146d1862375fb8e8ba07a

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

Wolves contribute to disease control in a multi-host system

We combine model results with field data for a system of wolves (Canis lupus) that prey on wild boar (Sus scrofa), a wildlife reservoir of tuberculosis, to examine how predation may contribute to disease control in multi-host systems. Results show … read more

Liberalizing the killing of endangered wolves was associated with more disappearances of collared individuals in Wisconsin

Although poaching (illegal killing) is an important cause of death for large carnivores globally, the effect of lethal management policies on poaching is unknown for many populations. Two opposing hypotheses have been proposed: liberalizing killing may decrease poaching incidence (‘tolerance … read more

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