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Despite severe criticism from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) over this year's wolf hunt, Swedish authorities announced Friday that hunters will be allowed to hunt and kill 20 wolves next year.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is excluding significant research findings about human threats to protected species, researchers argue, even when the law governing the agency's actions requires the use of all relevant data in determining whether species need protection from extinction.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and governors from three states continued talks on Thursday about removing wolves from the endangered list, but reached no agreements.
There may be many similarities between the importance of large predators in marine and terrestrial environments.
Lawmakers say it's time for Congress to step in again two decades after the federal government spent a half-million dollars to study the reintroduction of gray wolves to the Northern Rockies.
Previous research has claimed that the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park in 1995 is helping restore quaking aspen in risky areas where wolves prowl, but apparently elk hungry for winter food had a different idea.
In 2003, a massive heat wave struck and killed some 30,000 people in Europe in an area where heat was not considered a major threat.
Wildlife advocates believe that the Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves throughout the Northern Rocky Mountains helps to buy more time to create a better plan than the one the judge rejected.
Fragments of a dogâ€™s skull and teeth have been discovered in a cave in Switzerland that date back more than 14,000 years, according to researchers, saying the find could be the oldest known remains of the domestic dog.
Data from the Field Signals More Species Facing Extinction; Congressional Action Could Ensure Animals Are Not Lost Forever WASHINGTON, July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Fading Call of the Wild, a report released today by the world's leading wildlife conservation organizations, details the increasing threats and plunging populations of big cats and rare canids living in the wild.
The beast of Gevaudan is a man-eating wolf-like animal that resided in the Margeride Mountains of Gevaudan from 1764 to 1767. It was described as having remarkable teeth and long tail. Its fur was tinted white and emitted an unbearable odor. It was said that its victims were killed by the beast ripping at the throat. An estimated 210 attacks were documented; all were men that resulted in 113 deaths and 49 injuries with 98 of the victims partly eaten. Many of the attacks happened while...
The Caspian seal (Pusa caspica) is one of the smallest species in the true seal family that is native only to the Caspian Sea. It can be seen on shorelines, rocky islands, and ice blocks that occur throughout the sea. In warmer months, these seals will inhabit northern areas of this range, but in colder months, they inhabit cooler waters and the mouths of the Ural and Volga rivers. It is thought that these seals only occur in the Caspian Sea because they moved there during the Quaternary...
The muskox (Ovibos moschatus), also known as the musk ox, is native to the Arctic areas of Canada, United Sates, and Greenland. Populations have been introduced into Norway, Sweden, and Siberia, but these are small. There was a population in Antarctica, but it was wiped out due to hunting and climate change, which caused its habitat to decline. Despite this, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service introduced a new population onto Nunivak Island in Antarctica, as a means of supported...
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog originated as an experiment in 1955 in the former Czech Republic. The breed was created by breeding a German Shepherd with a Carpathian Wolf, in attempts to create a "wolfdog" which blended the qualities of a dog and a wolf. The breed looks the part. The build of the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, as well as its hair are wolf-like. The color of its coat is gray, with either a yellow or silver tint and a light mask. Its hair is straight and thick. The breed stands over...
The Southern-East Asian Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes), also known as the Turkish or Iranian Wolf, is a subspecies of Gray Wolf which ranges from Northern Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Iran. Israel seems to be the last hope for the Southern-East Asian Wolf's survival in the Middle East because it is the only country in the region where they have legal protection. There are between 150-250 wolves all over northern and central Israel. The biggest dangers to the wolves in...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.