Canadian wolves may be added to U.S. park service’s work to revive island population | CBC News

After years of dramatic decline, the wolf population on Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park is finally growing, thanks to human intervention — and down the road, Canadian wolves may also help in the revival efforts.In late September, the U.S. National Park Service began capturing and transferring wolves from the mainland to the island, which is on Lake Superior, not far from Thunder Bay, Ont.

Source: Canadian wolves may be added to U.S. park service’s work to revive island population | CBC News

‘Trop volkov se je verjetno odpravljal na lov’ – 24ur.com

Zaposleni v Slovenskih državnih gozdovih je v bližini zaselka Stružnica na Kočevskem naletel na zanimiv prizor. Srečal se je z volkovi, ki mu jih je uspelo fotografirati. Meni, da se je trop najverjetneje odpravljal na lov. Kakšna je pravzaprav možnost, da se pred človekom nenadoma znajde zver in kako nevarno je lahko srečanje?

Source: ‘Trop volkov se je verjetno odpravljal na lov’ – 24ur.com

Ancient Japanese wolf may be rare remnant of ice age wolves | Science | AAAS

JENA, GERMANY—On the island of Honshū in Japan, farmers long appreciated a small gray wolf as a guardian of their crops because its howls warned them of raiders such as wild boars. In folklore, “the Honshū wolf” was seen as a spirit of the forest and honored with shrines. But when the wolves got rabies from dogs in the 19th century, farmers shot and poisoned them until the last wolf died in 1905.

Source: Ancient Japanese wolf may be rare remnant of ice age wolves | Science | AAAS

Uncertain future for federal red wolf program near NC coast

With fewer than three dozen red wolves remaining in the wild on the Albemarle Peninsula in Eastern North Carolina, the federal agency that oversees them will consider a change to the existing regulations governing the 30-year-old red wolf recovery program.Supporters of the program that reintroduced the federally endangered animal into the wild said a change to the current rules would imperil their existence.But opponents – many of whom are residents of the peninsula – said they hoped the Red Wolf Recovery Program administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would soon come to an end. The federal agency manages wildlife refuges and protects federally endangered species.

Source: Uncertain future for federal red wolf program near NC coast

Wolves attack more calves in northeast Washington – Livestock – Capital Press

Wolves in northern Ferry County have attacked at least two calves and probably two more in the past several days, apparently crossing the threshold for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to consider culling the pack.As of Friday morning, the department had not announced whether the attacks were by a known pack. It also had not issued notice that it will remove wolves. The department has pledged to give one business-day notice before targeting a pack. The notice gives environmental groups time to go to court and seek a restraining order.

Source: Wolves attack more calves in northeast Washington – Livestock – Capital Press