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Reality Check: Western Wolves and Parasites

[large thumbnail url=”reality-check-western-wolves-and-parasites” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”15″] [thumbnail icon url=”reality-check-western-wolves-and-parasites” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”15″] The International Wolf Center talks to renowned wolf biologist David Mech about the wolf and parasite controversy.

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The Wolf vs. Deer controversy

[large thumbnail url=”the-wolf-vs-deer-controversy” filename=”facts” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”28″] [thumbnail icon url=”the-wolf-vs-deer-controversy” filename=”facts” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”28″] Articles, such as the one written by Doug Smith for the Star Tribune, highlight the continued battle between hunters and wolves. There are still many misconceptions and the blame for declining deer numbers continues to be layed on wolves — something which is not supported by scientific research. 

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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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Do wolves howl more during a full moon?

[large thumbnail url=”do-wolves-howl-more-during-a-full-moon” filename=”facts” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”19″] [thumbnail icon url=”do-wolves-howl-more-during-a-full-moon” filename=”facts” year=”2009″ month=”11″ day=”19″] According to Jeremy Heft, a wildlife biologist from the Wolf Education and Research Center, uses his expertise, and personal experience, to determine if this is merely a wolf myth, or fact.

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