Latest Wolf reintroduction Stories
Thanks to 'predator control' practices, wolves were eradicated from Yellowstone National Park in 1926. Their reintroduction in 1995 has shifted the balance of the regional ecosystem and provided an unexpected bonus for the park's grizzly bears.
Researchers from Michigan Technological University studying the wolf population at Isle Royale National Park were bewildered as to why there was a significant decline in the numbers of wolves on the northwest island on Lake Superior during their 2012 Winter Study.
As predators dwindle in the Northern Hemisphere, populations of their would-be prey begin to flourish. A new survey suggests such large populations are harmful to their specific ecosystems.
A lone gray wolf, fitted with a GPS collar by Oregon Department of Fish and Game, has been tracked crossing into northern California
The US Department of the Interior on Wednesday said it is formally removing the gray wolf of the Rocky Mountain region from the endangered species list, after a Congressional order was made last month.
Federal wildlife officials said on Friday that they will take over 1,300 gray wolves in the Northern Rockies off the endangered species list in the next 60 days.
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.
Gray wolf hunting is set to start in the Northern Rockies just four months after the animal was de-listed from the endangered species list.
Gray wolves may all have their color in common, but the Mexican gray wolf is the rarest and most genetically distinct subspecies, and conservationists are working to give the animals specific protection under federal law to avoid extinction.
Researchers are proposing in a new report that a major experiment be conducted to reintroduce wolves to a test site in the Scottish Highlands, to help control the populations and behavior of red deer that in the past 250 years have changed the whole nature of large ecosystems.