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International Wolf News

Oregon is home to 124 wolves, up 11 percent in annual report

Biologists in Oregon have counted 124 wolves in their annual tally, marking an 11 percent increase over last year's numbers. The much-anticipated … [Read More...]

Oregon rancher approved to kill 2 wolves from pack that’s been attacking calves

*Staff Note* - Historically, taking out only a selected number of wolves from a pack that has insisted on livestock depredations, does little to stop … [Read More...]

Wolf Pack Kills in California

TAYLORSVILLE—A pack of wolves from the Lassen pack attacked a herd of cattle on a ranch near Taylorsville in Plumas County on April 1, fatally … [Read More...]

Wolf Behavior

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 […]

Harmless or vicious hunter? The uneasy return of Europe’s wolves

To some it is a roe deer that eats meat: an adaptable animal capable of living peaceably alongside humans. To others it is a demonic killing machine that ruins farmers – and whose presence is a symbol of the city’s contempt for rural life. The wolf is on the rise in Europe. This winter it finally […]

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Wolf Attacks

Oregon rancher approved to kill 2 wolves from pack that’s been attacking calves

*Staff Note* – Historically, taking out only a selected number of wolves from a pack that has insisted on livestock depredations, does little to stop continued attacks. Unfortunately, the entire packs need to be taken out. BAKER CITY — Oregon wildlife officials will allow a cattle rancher in remote northeastern Oregon to kill any two […]

Wolf Pack Kills in California

TAYLORSVILLE—A pack of wolves from the Lassen pack attacked a herd of cattle on a ranch near Taylorsville in Plumas County on April 1, fatally injuring a year old calf that was later put down after an investigation by authorities. According to a report from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, on the evening […]

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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

Oregon rancher approved to kill 2 wolves from pack that’s been attacking calves

*Staff Note* – Historically, taking out only a selected number of wolves from a pack that has insisted on livestock depredations, does little to stop continued attacks. Unfortunately, the entire packs need to be taken out. BAKER CITY — Oregon wildlife officials will allow a cattle rancher in remote northeastern Oregon to kill any two […]

List of World-Wide Wolf Attacks

Here provided for readers and researchers is a list of wolf attacks that have occurred throughout the world. Simply follow this link.

France approves cull to save sheep

“Over 8,000 farm animals, mostly sheep, were killed in attacks blamed on wolves in the past year—mainly in the south-east of the country. Farmers say that electric fences and fearsome dogs are powerless in the face of the predators and are demanding greater culls.”<<<Read More>>>  

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Disease

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 […]

Hydatid Disease: Letter to Montana Legislature’s Environmental Quality Council

To: Montana Legislature’s Environmental Quality Council Attention: Hope Stockwell, Research Analyst, Environmental Policy Office, Montana Legislative Services Division; 406-444-1640; hstockwell@mt.gov From: Valerius Geist, Profesor Emeritus of Environmental Science, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada April 27th 2010 Re: Hydatid disease There is a fair amount of technical literature available on hydatid disease. However, this […]

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Studies/Scholarship

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 […]

List of World-Wide Wolf Attacks

Here provided for readers and researchers is a list of wolf attacks that have occurred throughout the world. Simply follow this link.

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