Ravenous wolves colonise France, terrorise shepherds
A bloody, stinking sheep's carcass greets shepherd Yves Vignon as he walks to check on his flock on the foggy Alpine heights. It's the 17th of his ewes to be savaged in a month.
An ecosystem being transformed: Yellowstone 15 years after the return of wolves
On the 15th anniversary of the return of wolves to Yellowstone National Park, a quiet but profound rebirth of life and ecosystem health is emerging, scientists conclude in a new report.
Wolves may aid recovery of Canada lynx, a threatened species
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 ...
Study: Eastern wolves are hybrids with coyotes
Wolves in the eastern United States are hybrids of gray wolves and coyotes, while the region's coyotes actually are wolf-coyote-dog hybrids, according to a new genetic study that is adding fuel to a longstanding ...
Agriculture and parting from wolves shaped dog evolution, study finds
(Phys.org)—Part of the ancient mystery of the makeup of the modern Western dog has been solved by a team led by researchers at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.
Most Michiganders like having wolves in their home state
The overwhelming majority of Michigan residents place value on having wolves in their home state while a small minority would buy a license to hunt them, according to a Michigan State University study.
Scientists examine effect of wolves' absence and see an ecosystem 'unraveling'
Sweden allows first wolf hunt in 45 years
Sweden will this winter allow its first wolf hunt in 45 years following a decision by the Scandinavian country's parliament to limit their number, authorities said on Wednesday.
Poop reveals an immigrant in Isle Royale wolves' gene pool
The wolves and moose of Isle Royale have done it again. Theyve surprised the scientists who have spent more than half a century studying them.
Our bond with dogs may go back more than 27,000 years
Dogs' special relationship to humans may go back 27,000 to 40,000 years, according to genomic analysis of an ancient Taimyr wolf bone reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on May 21. Earlier genome ...
'First wolf in a century' shot dead in German region
German hunters offered a reward Monday to find the killer of what was believed to be the first wolf spotted in a southwestern region in more than a century.
Environmentalists pledge to stop Swedish wolf hunt
Swedish environmental groups on Friday vowed to block plans to cull wolves in controversial licensed hunts aimed at keeping their numbers down and potentially cutting the wolf population in half.
Wyoming, feds announce plan for delisting wolves
(AP) -- Wyoming and the U.S. Department of Interior have reached an agreement over how to end federal protections for wolves in the state, officials announced Wednesday.
Sweden resumes wolf hunt despite controversy
Sweden is to resume its wolf hunt in what authorities have described as a bid to limit inbreeding and maintain healthy stocks, but environmentalists argued Thursday that the hunt violates EU law.