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Scientific research in to wolves, and their behavior

Sweden considers importing more wolves, after first wolf hunt in decades

[large thumbnail url=”sweden-considers-importing-more-wolves-after-first-wolf-hunt-in-decades” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”29″] [thumbnail icon url=”sweden-considers-importing-more-wolves-after-first-wolf-hunt-in-decades” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”29″] Sweden sends mixed messages about it’s wolf recovery program as they announce plans to import wolves to infuse new blood in to their small population.

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Study: Feral dogs – not wolves – more likely to kill sheep

[large thumbnail url=”study-feral-dogs-not-wolves-more-likely-to-kill-sheep” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”study-feral-dogs-not-wolves-more-likely-to-kill-sheep” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”25″] A study carried out in the Basque Country suggests that wild dogs, not wolves, are the primary killer of sheep.

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Study: Eastern “coyotes” are wolf-coyote hybrids

[large thumbnail url=”study-eastern-coyotes-are-wolf-coyote-hybrids” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”09″] [thumbnail icon url=”study-eastern-coyotes-are-wolf-coyote-hybrids” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”09″] Dr. Jonathan Way, along with three others, authored a paper which concludes that eastern coyotes are actually hybrids of wolves and coyotes

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Coywolf researcher proposes National Canid Protection Act

[large thumbnail url=”coywolf-researcher-proposes-national-canid-protection-act” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”04″] [thumbnail icon url=”coywolf-researcher-proposes-national-canid-protection-act” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”04″] With coywolves getting exposure in the news again – see Eastern Coyotes have a touch of wolf in them – So unique are these animals, that some are calling for the animal to be identified as a new species, HOWLColorado researched further.

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Study: Rocky Mountain wolves infected with parasite

[large thumbnail url=”study-rocky-mountain-wolves-infected-with-parasite” filename=”science” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”18″] [thumbnail icon url=”study-rocky-mountain-wolves-infected-with-parasite” filename=”science”  year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”18″] A recently published study by researchers from Washington State University has shown that wolves in Idaho and Montana are now carriers of a wild strain of tapeworms – but there is no evidence the parasite can be transmitted to domestic livestock.

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Study: Wolf packs recover after hunting and trapping banned

[large thumbnail url=”study-wolf-packs-recover-after-hunting-and-trapping-banned” filename=”science” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”11″] [thumbnail icon url=”study-wolf-packs-recover-after-hunting-and-trapping-banned” filename=”science” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”11″] One of the major concerns related to hunting and killing of animals in any systematic way is the potential isolation of specific groups and the overall weakening of the gene pool for healthy future generations

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Study: Politics, not science, led to delisting of wolves

[large thumbnail url=”study-politics-not-science-led-to-delisting-of-wolves” filename=”science” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”10″] [thumbnail icon url=”study-politics-not-science-led-to-delisting-of-wolves” filename=”science” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”10″] Valdosta State University Biology Professor Dr. Brad Bergstrom recently authored a paper titled “The Northern Rocky Mountain gray wolf is not yet recovered,” which was published in the December issue of BioScience, the journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences.

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Mexican wolf reintroduction update

[large thumbnail url=”mexican-wolf-reintroduction-update” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”07″] [thumbnail icon url=”mexican-wolf-reintroduction-update” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”07″] The International Wolf Center (www.wolf.org) posted the following summary of the status of the Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project.

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Study: Wolves Prefer Wild Roe Deer To Domestic Animals

[large thumbnail url=”study-wolves-prefer-wild-roe-deer-to-domestic-animals” filename=”science” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”02″] [thumbnail icon url=”study-wolves-prefer-wild-roe-deer-to-domestic-animals” filename=”science” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”02″] Isabel Barja, a Spanish biologist published a new study in Wildlife Biology which reveals the feeding preferences of wolves.

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Researchers track arctic wolves… by email

[thumbnail icon url=”researchers-track-arctic-wolves-by-email” filename=”science” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”01″] The International Wolf Center is maintaining a blog — Wolves of the High Arctic – Research on the Arctic Wolves of Ellesmere Island — from researchers tracking Brutus, the “North Pole wolf” and his pack.

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Study: Wolves and Moose improve biodiversity

[thumbnail icon url=”study-wolves-moose-improve-biodiversity” filename=”science” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”03″] A new study from the long running Isle Royale National Park research team shows a surprising, but intriguing connection between the predator-prey relationship on the island, and the surrounding ecosystem.

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Long running Isle Royale study reveals disturbing news

[thumbnail icon url=”Long-running-Isle-Royale-study-reveals-disturbing-news” filename=”science” year=”2009″ month=”10″ day=”28″] Tom Meersman, of the Star Tribune – out of Minneapolis-St. Paul – delves into the research of Rolf Peterson and associates in the longest running prey-predator study in the world.

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Keeping wolves out of harm’s way

HOWLColorado : ScienceDefenders of Wildlife offer a unique, and very valuable service. They work with ranchers, biologists and Federal land managers where it matters; The interaction points between human and wolf. The following video shows how Defenders of Wildlife is working on non-lethal ways to keep wolves away from livestock and support a peaceful co-existance. Visit the special site, http://www.savewolves.org/donate to help with this worthwhile approach to wolf conservation.

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