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Study says that with more wolves and fewer elk, trees rebounding in portions of Yellowstone

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The return of gray wolves has dramatically altered the landscape in portions of Yellowstone National Park, as new trees take root in areas where the predators have curbed the size of foraging elk herds, according to scientists in a new study. Continue reading

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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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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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…

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Research: Introducing wolves help to improve damaged ecosystems

[large thumbnail url=”research-introducing-wolves-help-to-improve-damaged-ecosystems” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”04″] [thumbnail icon url=”research-introducing-wolves-help-to-improve-damaged-ecosystems” filename=”science” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”04″] Researchers published in the February issue of BioScience suggests that introducing tightly controlled wolf populations in to damaged ecosystems could both restore that ecosystem and improve the public image of wolves.

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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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