Comment on “Whole-genome sequence analysis shows two endemic species of North American wolf are admixtures of the coyote and gray wolf”

In a recent article, vonHoldt and colleagues (1) use whole-genome sequence data to address the relationships and evolutionary origins of several North American canid taxa. The authors conclude that two taxa, the red wolf (Canis rufus) and the eastern wolf (Canis lycaon), are not long-diverged lineages as other researchers have concluded from genetic (2–7) and […]

Court removes obstacle to release wolves in New Mexico

*Staff Note* – The staff at WEI find it interesting that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is still pushing to release hybrid semi-wild canines, when the department has been chastised by the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and asked for explanations about how and why the department violated the Endangered Species […]

Arizona Wolf Population Growing, Government Insists on Introducing More Fake Wolves

Wolf Education International position of the perpetuation of wolf hybrids: It is the position of the majority members of Wolf Education International that the breeding, perpetuation and protection of hybrid, and/or canine mixtures, in the wild and under the claim of sustaining a wolf species or subspecies, is wrong scientifically as well as poses a […]

Protestors Demand End to Gov. Martinez’s Blockade on Wolf Releases

Wolf Education International position of the perpetuation of wolf hybrids: It is the position of the majority members of Wolf Education International that the breeding, perpetuation and protection of hybrid, and/or canine mixtures, in the wild and under the claim of sustaining a wolf species or subspecies, is wrong scientifically as well as poses a […]

USFWS in Very Hot Water Over False ESA Protections of Hybrid Red Wolves

Click to enlarge photograph if necessary. Finally, what appears to be some action on this biological catastrophe and a complete bastardization of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Some of us have known for a long time that the wild, mongrel dog that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) perpetuated and placed in portions of […]

Feds Will Stop Introducing Red Wolves on Private Property

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed dramatic changes Monday to its 29-year effort in North Carolina to save endangered red wolves, including dramatically shrinking their range. An estimated 45 to 60 wolves – down from more than 100 in recent years – now roam five counties of northeastern North Carolina, much of it private […]

New study questions wolf DNA

Stop the freight train — brand-new DNA study involving North American wolves and coyotes threatens to derail the whole concept of what we consider “pure wolves,” as well as the federal reintroduction programs dealing with them. Researchers from Princeton University studied the genomes from a variety of gray and red wolves as well as coyotes. […]

Wolf attacks on cattle and hunting dogs rise

*Editor’s Note* – Before, during and after reading this news article, the WEI staff highly recommends that readers first look at and refer to a study about the DNA make-up of so-called gray wolves in the United States. Please follow this link and then click on the link to “Science Advances.” The more serious problem […]

Rare Wolf or Common Coyote? It Shouldn’t Matter, But It Does

The Canadian government has spent more than 10 years deliberating over whether Algonquin wolves are a unique species. In a key decision on June 14, they decided they were and listed them as “threatened,” which makes it illegal to hunt them. But last month, new genetic research in the journal Evolutionary Genetics asserted just the opposite. That study suggests that between 50 and […]

Red and Eastern Wolves Are Hybrids, Not Species for Protection

“Wild canines in North America have had a complicated, controversial history, and a new study published yesterday in Science Advances adds to the current controversy of the endangered status of American wolves. “The study, the most comprehensive to date, examined the DNA of the three American wolf species recognized by the U.S. government, with American […]