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Shedding Light on How, Why Climate Change Effects Animals
2011-12-02 06:31:10

An international team of scientists say that they have discovered a way to predict how environmental changes will affect gray wolves living in Yellowstone National Park. The study, which is part of the Yellowstone Wolf Project, was published in the December 2 issue of the journal Science. The work was led by researchers at Imperial College London and also involved experts from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Utah State University and the University of California, according to a press...

Study Shows Dogs Originated in East Asia
2011-11-24 06:14:33

Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have found genetic proof that dogs originated from wolves in East Asia south of the Yangtze river, countering an earlier study that indicated dogs were domesticated in the Middle East. According to Dr. Peter Savolainen, KTH researcher in evolutionary genetics, “Our analysis of Y-Chromosonal DNA now confirms that wolves were first domesticated in Asia south of Yangtze River – we call it the ASY region – in southern China or...

Genetic Evidence Confirms Coyote Migration Route To Virginia And Hybridization With Wolves
2011-10-26 03:37:47

Changes in North American ecosystems over the past 150 years have caused coyotes to move from their native habitats in the plains and southwestern deserts of North America to habitats throughout the United States. In a new study, published Oct. 17 in the Journal of Mammalogy, researchers from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute´s Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics used DNA from coyote scat (feces) to trace the route that led some of the animals to colonize in...

Limits For Mountain Trail Use Identified
2011-09-23 04:20:00

  Research identifies thresholds of human activity on national park trails that lead to wildlife disturbance and ecological change A new study on human impact to wildlife in some of Canada's most popular national parks has identified limits at which trails can be used before ecological disturbance takes place. The study led by University of Calgary Masters graduate, J. Kimo Rogala, is published in the current online issue of the journal Ecology and Society. Rogala was a student of...

Wolves Could Help Recovery Of Canada Lynx
2011-08-31 05:39:58

  As wolf populations grow in parts of the West, most of the focus has been on their value in aiding broader ecosystem recovery — but a new study from Oregon State University also points out that they could play an important role in helping to save other threatened species. In research published August 30 in Wildlife Society Bulletin, scientists suggest that a key factor in the Canada lynx being listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act is the major decline of...

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2011-08-27 06:09:39

  On Thursday, a federal appeals court ruled against blocking planned wolf hunts in the states of Idaho and Montana scheduled to begin within the next week, various media outlets are reporting. According to Reuters reporter Laura Zuckerman, more than 1,500 wolves in those two states were removed from the Endangered Species List thanks to a rider attached to a Congressional budget bill passed back in April. Following that delisting, officials in both Idaho and Montana were given...

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2011-08-18 12:04:21

According to a new study, over half of all deaths of Swedish wolves are due to illegal poaching. The researchers found that two-thirds of poaching goes undetected.  They suggest that without the past decade of poaching, Swedish wolves would be four times more abundant than they are today. "Many have speculated that poaching levels are high for many threatened species of carnivores," Chris Carbone from the Zoological Society of London said in a press release. "This study presents an...

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2011-08-05 05:40:00

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar have reportedly reached a deal that would allow the state to strip gray wolves of Endangered Species Act protection and allow them to be hunted, according to various media reports Thursday. According to Laura Zuckerman of Reuters, the agreement was reached "after years of legal battles among the state, the federal government and conservation groups over how many wolves Wyoming would be required to maintain to ensure the...


Latest Gray Wolf Reference Libraries

Beast of Gevaudan
2013-08-04 06:59:16

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...

Caspian Seal
2013-04-30 14:10:47

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...

Muskox, Ovibos moschatus
2012-10-01 10:05:00

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...

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2008-05-21 11:55:40

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...

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2007-12-21 13:40:21

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...

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