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Scientific research in to wolves, and their behavior

Yellowstone Wolf Project research may help ranchers protect livestock

[large thumbnail url=”yellowstone-wolf-project-research-may-help-ranchers-protect-livestock” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”10″ day=”03″] [thumbnail icon url=”yellowstone-wolf-project-research-may-help-ranchers-protect-livestock” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”10″ day=”03″] LOGAN — New behavioral research exploring the predation patterns of wolves may help ranchers in efforts to protect their livestock.

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Scientists: Wolf return could help restore lynx

[large thumbnail url=”scientists-wolf-return-could-help-restore-lynx” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”09″ day=”02″] [thumbnail icon url=”scientists-wolf-return-could-help-restore-lynx” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”09″ day=”02″] CORVALLIS, Ore. (Associated Press) – Some scientists say restoring wolves in the West could help restore the Canada lynx, a threatened species.

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GPS has scientists reconsidering assumptions about animals’ range, habitat

[large thumbnail url=”gps-has-scientists-reconsidering-assumptions-about-animals-range-habitat” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”01″] [thumbnail icon url=”gps-has-scientists-reconsidering-assumptions-about-animals-range-habitat” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”01″] While the news of the wolf getting to Colorado is a few years old, this story expands on the discovery and shows that scientists have underestimated the range of animals they have reintroduced.

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Biologist Bob Hayes condemns wolf predator control program

[large thumbnail url=”biologist-bob-hayes-condemns-wolf-predator-control-program” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”20″] [thumbnail icon url=”biologist-bob-hayes-condemns-wolf-predator-control-program” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”20″] Biologist Bob Hayes has killed 851 wolves and sterilized many others in the name of science and conservation biology. For nearly two decades, he thought he was doing what needed to be done to protect caribou, moose and other prey species in the Yukon Territory.

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Scientists say North American conservation model is flawed

[large thumbnail url=”scientists-say-north-american-conservation-model-is-flawed” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”20″] [thumbnail icon url=”scientists-say-north-american-conservation-model-is-flawed” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”20″] Newswise — Often touted as the greatest environmental achievement of the 20th century, the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation is anything but, say wildlife ecologists and environmental ethicists from Michigan Technological University and Michigan State University.

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Livestock risks from Wisconsin wolves localized, predictable

[large thumbnail url=”livestock-risks-from-wisconsin-wolves-localized-predictable” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”02″] [thumbnail icon url=”livestock-risks-from-wisconsin-wolves-localized-predictable” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”02″] It’s an issue that crops up wherever humans and big predators — wolves, bears, lions — coexist.

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New Report Highlights Need for Changes in Predator Management Policies

[large thumbnail url=”new-report-highlights-need-for-changes-in-predator-management-policies” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”05″ day=”26″] [thumbnail icon url=”new-report-highlights-need-for-changes-in-predator-management-policies” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”05″ day=”26″] Big Wildlife, a non-profit conservation group working to protect predators throughout the west, commissioned, and has now released a special report to evaluate current predator management policies.

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Scientists send strong message to Congress: The ESA is a matter of science, not politics

[large thumbnail url=”scientists-send-strong-message-to-congress-the-esa-is-a-matter-of-science-not-politics” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”04″ day=”06″] [thumbnail icon url=”scientists-send-strong-message-to-congress-the-esa-is-a-matter-of-science-not-politics” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”04″ day=”06″] According to a story posted on Mexicanwolves.org, 1293 scientists sent a letter to Congress expressing their concern that there are legislative attacks on the Endangered Species Act.

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Newcomer wolf migrated to take over island pack

[large thumbnail url=”newcomer-wolf-migrated-to-take-over-island-pack” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”30″] [thumbnail icon url=”newcomer-wolf-migrated-to-take-over-island-pack” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”30″] There’s a new kid in town — or at least there was — among the long-studied wolves of Lake Superior’s Isle Royal, where biologist called him “The Old, Gray Guy.”

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Evidence suggests ancient Mexicans crossbred wolves and dogs

[large thumbnail url=”evidence-suggests-ancient-mexicans-crossbred-wolves-and-dogs” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”16″] [thumbnail icon url=”evidence-suggests-ancient-mexicans-crossbred-wolves-and-dogs” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”16″] An Associated Press report reveals that researchers found evidence that ancient Mexicans crossbred wolves and dogs.

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Can endangered Mexican wolves be conditioned to dislike the taste of sheep?

[large thumbnail url=”an-endangered-mexican-wolves-be-conditioned-to-dislike-the-taste-of-sheep” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”11″ day=”10″] [thumbnail icon url=”an-endangered-mexican-wolves-be-conditioned-to-dislike-the-taste-of-sheep” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”11″ day=”10″] A new article which appeared on Scientific American’s web site explores techniques which would make livestock far less appealing to Mexican gray wolves.

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Mexican Grays arrive safely at Wolf Haven International

[large thumbnail url=”mexican-grays-arrive-safely-at-wolf-haven-international” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”11″ day=”03″] [thumbnail icon url=”mexican-grays-arrive-safely-at-wolf-haven-international” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”11″ day=”03″] Two Mexican Gray wolves arrived at the Wolf Haven International wolf sanctuary, further improving the chances of success with their captive breeding program.

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Study finds wolves genetically diverse, dispersing

[large thumbnail url=”study-finds-wolves-genetically-diverse-dispersing” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”14″] [thumbnail icon url=”study-finds-wolves-genetically-diverse-dispersing” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”14″] Wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains are genetically healthy and have migrated and bred successfully among subpopulations in central Idaho, greater Yellowstone and northern Montana, according to a new study.

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Wolf hunts more deadly than previously thought

[large thumbnail url=”wolf-hunts-more-deadly-than-previously-thought” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”30″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolf-hunts-more-deadly-than-previously-thought” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”30″] An article which appeared on the ScienceInsider Web site challenges the belief that a wolf population can survive massive losses to hunting without long-term harm to their numbers.

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Woof! Montana museum exhibit looks at man’s best friend

[large thumbnail url=”woof-montana-museum-exhibit-looks-at-mans-best-friend” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”24″] [thumbnail icon url=”woof-montana-museum-exhibit-looks-at-mans-best-friend” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”24″] When he found out she owned two dogs, Bozeman Mayor Jeff Krauss says, he knew that Waded Cruzado would fit in as president at Montana State University.

“This is one crazy dog town,” Krauss joked at Cruzado’s inauguration this month.

Everyone who’s dog crazy is sure to be interested in the newest exhibit at the Museum of the Rockies.

“Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs,” opening Saturday, explains the history of dogs, their evolution, what makes them unique and how “man’s best friend” came to be.

There are 35 different species of wild dogs – including foxes, jackals and coyotes. But DNA studies show that all of today’s domestic dogs descend from just one canine species — the wild wolf…

Read the entire article on bozemandailychronicle.com: Woof! Museum’s dogs exhibit looks at man’s best friend

Swiss design anti-wolf collar for sheep

[large thumbnail url=”swiss-design-anti-wolf-collar-for-sheep” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”14″] [thumbnail icon url=”swiss-design-anti-wolf-collar-for-sheep” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”14″] Alpine wolves may soon be running scared from Swiss mountain sheep if a new high-tech protection collar manages to reach the production line.

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