FWP: Montana wolf population stabilizing at new, post-hunting levels

Montana’s wolf population has decreased by as many as 300 animals since the state instituted an annual hunt, but biologists monitoring the species believe the number may be stabilizing. That’s according to the newly released Montana Gray Wolf Program Annual Report from the state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. At the end of 2017, […]

Wolves breed problems for Washington ranchers

Fewer cows have been breeding on the range since wolves migrated to northeast Washington, an economic loss little known outside the cattle industry, according to the owners of the region’s largest ranch. The Diamond M ranch estimates that the rate of “open cows” — females that didn’t become pregnant — has increased to about 20 […]

Disputed wolf hunt in Norway was legal, court rules

The Oslo District Court ruled on Friday that wolf hunting licences granted last winter were legal in a decision that dealt a blow to the World Wide Fund for Nature’s efforts to protect the endangered species.<<<Read More>>>

Mapping the expansion of coyotes (Canis latrans) across North and Central America

Abstract The geographic distribution of coyotes (Canis latrans) has dramatically expanded since 1900, spreading across much of North America in a period when most other mammal species have been declining. Although this considerable expansion has been well documented at the state/provincial scale, continent-wide descriptions of coyote spread have portrayed conflicting distributions for coyotes prior to the […]

100 sheep savaged in wolf attack in Gegharkunik province

Wolves are believed to have savaged about 100 sheep on Monday in Gegharkunik province of Armenia, in the mountains near Gavar town. According to the alert received by 911 emergency call, 40 of the sheep were injured, another 60 were killed as a result of the attack.<<<Read More>>>

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 […]

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 website on Tuesday. Confirmed sightings of a wolf have been reported over a period of months but a wolf is only considered to have established a territory if he stays […]

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 […]

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 federal rules in line with Alaska state law.<<<Read More>>>

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 […]