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International Wolf News

The Netherlands’ first wolf (pack) may be settling in Drenthe

A wolf may be in the process of settling in the nature reserves of the province of Drenthe, Dutch forestry commission Staatsbosbeheer said on its … [Read More...]

Dead Cows Are Changing The Way Wolves Eat

A study led by Tyler Petroelje, a wildlife researcher and doctoral candidate at Mississippi State University, tracked the feeding behaviors of eight … [Read More...]

Interior Department moves to reverse Obama-era rules on hunting bears, wolves in Alaska

The National Park Service issued a notice Monday of its intent to amend regulations for sport hunting and trapping in national preserves to bring the … [Read More...]

Wolf Behavior

Dead Cows Are Changing The Way Wolves Eat

A study led by Tyler Petroelje, a wildlife researcher and doctoral candidate at Mississippi State University, tracked the feeding behaviors of eight wolves from two packs in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This research was part of a broader predator-prey study that investigated a variety of factors that affect deer populations in the region. As reported by Great Lakes Echo, the […]

Video Press Release: Wolves Impacting Humans

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Wolf Attacks

Video Press Release: Wolves Impacting Humans

When Coyote Attacked Girl Police Officer Grabbed Animal Trying to Kill It

Off-duty Irvington officer Arcangelo Liberatore and his wife were getting their own children safely into their car when he heard screaming, saw the attack and doubled back, according to the Journal News. As King-Petrellese repeatedly punched the coyote, Liberatore – a martial arts practitioner – jumped on top of it, clutched its neck and slammed […]

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Hybridization Issues

Recent Mauling Death of an Eight-Day-Old Baby by Wolf Hybrid

The recent mauling death of an eight-day-old baby in Virginia is sparking debate on social media about whether it’s safe to keep wolf-dog hybrids as pets. The baby girl died after she was found bloodied in her crib at her Lee County home last week with the family’s wolf-dog hybrid standing over her, according to published reports. […]

With wolf DNA in their genes, coyotes may be taking on more ‘wolf-like’ traits

Coyotes have lived in the East since the 1930s, and recent genetic tests have shown they are actually a mixture of coyote, wolf and dog. That’s why Eastern coyotes tend to be bigger than their Western cousins, and how they may be growing increasingly similar to wolves. The hybrid carnivore has expanded its territory and […]

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Rebuttals to News Stories

All That is Protected Does Not Thrive

The following is a rebuttal/explanation of what was written in a National Wildlife Federation publication about species and extinction. The rebuttal was written by Dr. Valerius Geist. ~~~~~~~ Dear _____, I had not seen this particular announcement, but it does not surprise me. This is part and parcel of the same phenomenon: the belief in […]

Rural Residents See Wolves Differently

The following Letter to the Editor was recently published in the Appleton Post-Crescent. It is in response to a previous letter that used outed terms referring to wolf biology, science, and terminology. The letter points out that people who live with and/or in close proximity to wolves, see them in a different light that urban […]

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Impact of Wolves on Human Populations

Worldwide epidemiology of liver hydatidosis including the Mediterranean area

Abstract The worldwide incidence and prevalence of cystic echinococcosis have fallen dramatically over the past several decades. Nonetheless, infection with Echinococcus granulosus (E. granulosus) remains a major public health issue in several countries and regions, even in places where it was previously at low levels, as a result of a reduction of control programmes due to economic […]

Grants available to keep wolves away from livestock

*Staff Note* – A short while ago, a regular reader of Wolf Education International, sent the following comment which pertains directly to this article, although not written to specifically address it: “Somewhere, sometime ago, someone decided that his or her world was missing something and discovered they didn’t have to go afar to find suitable […]

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Disease

Worldwide epidemiology of liver hydatidosis including the Mediterranean area

Abstract The worldwide incidence and prevalence of cystic echinococcosis have fallen dramatically over the past several decades. Nonetheless, infection with Echinococcus granulosus (E. granulosus) remains a major public health issue in several countries and regions, even in places where it was previously at low levels, as a result of a reduction of control programmes due to economic […]

Recolonizing gray wolves increase parasite infection risk in their prey

Abstract The recent recolonization of Central Europe by the European gray wolf (Canis lupus) provides an opportunity to study the dynamics of parasite transmission for cases when a definitive host returns after a phase of local extinction. We investigated whether a newly established wolf population increased the prevalence of those parasites in ungulate intermediate hosts […]

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Studies/Scholarship

Worldwide epidemiology of liver hydatidosis including the Mediterranean area

Abstract The worldwide incidence and prevalence of cystic echinococcosis have fallen dramatically over the past several decades. Nonetheless, infection with Echinococcus granulosus (E. granulosus) remains a major public health issue in several countries and regions, even in places where it was previously at low levels, as a result of a reduction of control programmes due to economic […]

Meta-Analysis of Coyote Diet Reveals Differences by Geographical Region

Abstract It has been posited that coyotes (Canis latrans) in the Northeast eat more deer than those in the Midwest or other parts of the country due to their increased size. Further, it has also been posited that Northeastern coyotes do not frequently eat small mammals, creating a trophic cascade that increases the incidence of […]

THE CANOVIS PROJECT: studying internal et external factors that may influence livestock guarding dogs’ efficiency against wolf predation. Preliminary results and discussion.

Abstract The wolf’s return to the Alps has led to dramatic changes in shepherding. Despite the extensive use of livestock guardian dogs (LGDs), depredation is increasing in some areas. In 2013, we began a research project on internal and external factors that can influence effectiveness of LGDs on pastoral units (PUs). We observed night-time interactions […]

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