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Findings Related to the March 2010 Fatal Wolf Attack near Chignik Lake, Alaska

At approximately 6:00 p.m. on March 8, 2010 the body of Candice Berner was discovered next to a snow-covered road approximately two miles from the community of Chignik Lake, Alaska. The Alaska Departments of Public Safety (DPS) and Health and … read more

A Case History of Wolf-Human Encounters in Alaska & Canada

Currently there are an estimated 59,000-70,000 wolves (Canis lupus) in Alaska and Canada. Past reviews of wolf-human interactions concluded that wild, healthy wolves in North America present little threat to human safety. However, since 1970 some cases have appeared in … read more

Groups Petition for Emergency Action to Save Alaska Wolves – Alexander Archipelago Wolf Numbers in Dangerous Freefall

ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Environmental groups today asked three state and federal agencies to take decisive action to save the rapidly dwindling population of Alexander Archipelago wolves in the Prince of Wales Island area in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. Following up on … read more

Alaska Confirms 60 Percent Decline in Rare Wolf Population, Still Plans Trapping and Hunting Season

SITKA, Alaska— The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is planning a 2015-2016 trapping and hunting season on rare Alexander Archipelago wolves in the Prince of Wales Island area, despite scientific data confirming a 60 percent decline in the wolf … read more

Alaska Wildlife Alliance vs. Alaska Board of Game

“AWA, with enthusiastic support from other groups, sought the buffer zone to mitigate the Park’s declining wolf population, which is a major draw for Park visitors, and is vital to the local tourism industry..” read more

Alaska Alert: Denali National Park Wolves Need Your Voice!

“We must convince Alaska Governor Parnell and Lt. Governor Treadwell that significant damage has been done to the reputation to the State of Alaska in terms of its commitment to sustainable wildlife management and to Alaska’s reputation as a wildlife tourism destination. ” read more

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