The Wolf Intelligencer

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." John Muir

China – 中国


Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
Eurasion Wolf (Canis lupus lupus)
Tibetan Wolf (Canis lupus filchneri)
Mongolian Wolf (Canis lupus chanco)
(Canis lupus desertorum)
The geographical distribution of grey wolves (Canis lupus) in China: a systematic review

Population Statistics [? Unknown. Around 10,000]

Legal Status; Protected. Class Ii . List of Wild Animals Under State Priority Conservation. Harming the listed species carried hefty fines of up to 100,000 RMB ($15,500).
In 2000, China’s inclusion of wolves in the new National List of Beneficial to Protect or Economically and Scientifically Important Terrestrial Animals

国家林业局 – 中国政府网
State Forestry Administration P.R.China

山水自然保护中心| 给自然家园的守护者以力量
World Wildlife Fund (Beijing, China)

News Resources & Publications


Wolf and Wildlife News from China

Journal Articles

Zhou JQ, Xiao LG, Wang XG. Camera-trapping survey of mammals and birds in the Gongga Mountain National Nature Reserve, Sichuan, China. Biodiversity Science. 2021 Mar

Divergent tree radial growth at alpine coniferous forest ecotone and corresponding responses to climate change in northwestern China. Wang X, Yang B. Ecological Indicators 2021 Feb

Li S. Development progress and outlook of the wildlife camera-trapping networks in China. Biodiversity Science. 2020 Dec

Major Regional Grasslands in China L Li, J Chen, X Han, W Zhang, C Shao – Grassland Ecosystems of China, 2020 Sep

Hypercarnivorous teeth and healed injuries to Canis chihliensis from Early Pleistocene Nihewan beds, China, support social hunting for ancestral wolves. Tong H, Chen X, Zhang B, Rothschild B, White S, Balisi M, Wang X. PeerJ. 2020 Sep

Retreat of large carnivores across the giant panda distribution range, Sheng Li, William J. McShea, Dajun Wang, Xiaodong Gu, Xiaofeng Zhang, Li Zhang & Xiaoli Shen, Nature Ecology & Evolution 2020 Aug

Variation in group sizes of sympatric wild yak, Tibetan wild ass and Tibetan antelope in Arjin Shan National Nature Reserve of Xinjiang Province, China. Shi J, Li X, Lu F, Zhuge H, Dong S. Global Ecology and Conservation. 2019 Aug

Genomic approaches reveal an endemic sub-population of gray wolves in Southern China;  GD Wang, M Zhang, X Wang, MA Yang, P Cao, F Liu… – bioRxiv, 2019

Human-Wildlife Conflict Pattern and Suggested Mitigation Strategy in the Pamirs of Northwestern China; J Wang, P Damerell, K Shi, P Riordan, K Zhu… – Rangeland Ecology & …, 2019

The geographical distribution of grey wolves (Canis lupus) in China: a systematic review
LWYPMA Qi, JZYPZ Peter, GD SAVOLAINEN – Zoological Research, 2016

Human wildlife conflict involving large carnivores in Qilianshan, China and the minimal paw-print of snow leopards J Alexander, P Chen, P Damerell, W Youkui… – Biological …, 2015

Local villagers’ perceptions of wolves in Jiuzhaigou County, western China. Xu Y, Yang B, Dou L. PeerJ. 2015 Jun

Dietary overlap of snow leopard and other carnivores in the Pamirs of Northwestern China J Wang, A Laguardia, PJ Damerell, P Riordan… – Chinese Science …, 2014



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