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 […]

Millions of ‘coywolf’ coyote-wolf hybrids live in North America

Wolves, coyotes, and dogs have formed a new type of creature referred to as the “coywolf” — that is, it is primarily a coyote-wolf hybrid — and researchers estimate there are now millions of them roaming around North America. Researchers believe a growing lack of suitable mates lead wolves to start breeding with dogs and […]

Transylvania’s Wolves

Comments and excerpts found below, are in response to an article about Transylvania’s wolves published at DW.DE., Transylvania’s wolves face uncertain future WEI member comment: “It’s in Romania that they do not let the truth out. Their pro-wolves use Romania as the perfect model of cohabitation! Hordes of hybrid dangerous guard dogs and hordes of […]

Coywolves, coyote-wolf hybrids, are prowling Rock Creek Park and D.C. suburbs

Farley probably saw a coywolf — a coyote-wolf hybrid — says Javier Monzon, a genetics researcher at Stony Brook University in New York. Regular coyotes, which are native to the American Southwest and the Great Plains area, tend to be tawny-colored and weigh around 25 pounds. Coywolves run upward of 45 pounds and come in […]

Coyote-Wolf Hybrids Have Spread Across U.S. East

Predators bred with Great Lakes wolves, then moved south, DNA shows. Hybrid offspring of coyotes and wolves have spread south along the eastern seaboard, a new DNA study confirms. Scientists already knew that some coyotes, which have been gradually expanding their range eastward, mated with wolves in the Great Lakes (map) region. The pairings created […]

New Hampshire a “Dumping Ground” For Wolf Hybrids

“You can still import wolf-hybrids from out of state, and while it’s illegal to sell them in New Hampshire a quick google search will show that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. Refuges like NEWARC and the one in Alexandria exist because when someone’s adorable hybrid puppy grows into a 200-pound, sofa-shredding wolf-dog, it needs a […]