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Evaluating The Scientific Soundness Of Plans For Harvesting Wolves To Manage Depredations In Michigan

One of the two reasons offered by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MIDNR) for harvesting wolves is to reduce the number of depredations. The MI-DNR describes its plan for achieving this goal as being geographically targeted. In particular, the … read more

Evaluating the Principles of Wildlife Conservation: a Case Study of Wolf (Canis lupus) Hunting in Michigan

Details surrounding any particular instance of predator control are varied. Addressing the appropriateness of predator control requires attention to those details. Here, we focus on the case of wolf (Canis lupus) hunting in Michigan. In Michigan, wolves were removed from … read more

Evaluating the Taxonomic Status of the Mexican Gray Wolf and the Red Wolf

Taxonomy—the scientific study of biological classification—enables scientists to name and group living organisms. However, because species are dynamic and not fixed entities, taxonomic designations are often debated. At any given time, different populations can be in different stages in the … read more

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