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Study Finds Recent Wolf-dog Hybridization In Caucasus Region
2014-04-14 15:50:55

American Genetic Association Dog owners in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia might want to consider penning up their dogs more often: hybridization of wolves with shepherd dogs might be more common, and more recent, than previously thought, according to a recently published study in the Journal of Heredity (DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esu014). Dr. Natia Kopaliani, Dr. David Tarkhnishvili, and colleagues from the Institute of Ecology at Ilia State University in Georgia and from the Tbilisi Zoo...

Hunting Dogs At Risk From Wolves Because Of Bear baiting
2013-04-18 13:20:07

Michigan Technological University Bear hunters will tell you that a good way to attract a bear is to put out bait. And in 10 states, including Michigan and Wisconsin, that's perfectly legal. Hunting dogs are another useful technique in the bear-hunter's toolkit, and 17 states say that's just fine. But who else likes bear bait? Gray wolves, that's who. And wolves that are feeling territorial about a bear bait stash can–and sometimes do–kill hunting dogs released at the bait...

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2010-10-04 12:57:46

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. The Associated Press (AP) reports that lawmakers are proposing to bypass the Endangered Species Act and lift protections for today's booming wolf population. Critics say the move would undercut one of the nation's premiere environmental laws and allow for the unchecked killing of wolves across the...

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2009-05-25 12:32:40

Sheepherders in northern China are dealing with once endangered wolf packs looking to feast on their flocks, and since the wolves are protected, there's currently very little they can do about it, AFP reported. Delger, a 44 year-old sheep herder in northern China's Inner Mongolia region, has lost six of his 40 sheep in the past two years to stealthy attacks by the wolves that roam the area. "They come at night, but you never hear them. When you do hear something, it is the sheep crying out,...

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2006-04-05 00:25:00

Costly and time-consuming efforts to eliminate wolves that prey on sheep, cattle and other domestic animals are ineffective on a long-term, regional scale, according to an examination of wolf control methods in Alberta and several U.S. states by University of Calgary researchers. Results of the study were presented today at an annual meeting of wolf scientists, ranchers and wildlife managers near Yellowstone National Park. Lead author Dr. Marco Musiani, an assistant professor in the U of...

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2004-12-09 07:48:09

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Scientists studying the broader effects of wolf reintroduction said a growing body of evidence suggests that killing off predators such as wolves and grizzly bears in the last century started a cascade of effects that threw ecosystems out of balance. Researchers from Oregon State University found that a thriving wolf population not only changes where and how elk browse - it even reverberates down to the number of willows that grow next to streams. "We are just at...


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