The Wolf Intelligencer

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

Greenland – Grønland

Denmark / Finland / Norway / Sweden / Greenland

Wolves in Northeast Greenland National Park (Greenlandic: Kalaallit Nunaanni nuna eqqissisimatitaq, Danish: Den Nordøstlige Grønlands Nationalpark)

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
Arctic Wolf (Canis lupus arctos)
Greenland wolf (Canis lupus orion)
Ulv (Danish)

Population Statistics [?, Fewer than 100?]

Legal Status; Protected (with exceptions)
Lovlig status

Naalakkersuisut Ministry of Fisheries, Hunting & Agriculture
Naalakkersuisut Ministry of Nature, Environment and Energy

WWF Denmark – Grønland
Greenland Wolf Research Program

News Resources & Publications
Nyheder ressourcer og publikationer
SERMITSIAQ (Greenlandic)


Journal Articles

Complete mitochondrial genome of the Greenland wolf, Canis lupus orion. Cho H, Kim BM, Lee WY, Rhee JS. Mitochondrial DNA Part B. 2019 Jul

Never Cry Wolf: The origin and genomic history of the indigenous Greenland dogs and wolves (Doctoral dissertation, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen).Sinding, M.H.S., 2017.

Decline and extermination of an arctic wolf population in east Greenland, 1899-1939. Marquard-Petersen U. Arctic. 2012 Jun

Invasion of eastern Greenland by the high arctic wolf Canis lupus arctos. Marquard-Petersen U. Wildlife biology. 2011 Dec

Insular and disjunct distribution of the Arctic wolf in Greenland, 1978–1998. Marquard-Petersen U. Polar biology. 2011 Oct

Abundance, social organization, and population trend of the arctic wolf in North and East Greenland during 1978–1998. Marquard-Petersen U. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 2009 Sep

Reproduction and mortality of the high arctic wolf, Canis lupus arctos, in northeast Greenland, 1978-1998. Marquard-Petersen U. The Canadian field-naturalist. 2008

Ecology of the high arctic wolf in northeast Greenland, 1899-1998. Marquard-Petersen U. Unpublished Ph. D. thesis, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. 2007.

Colonisation of Greenland by plants and animals after the last ice age: a review. Bennike O. Polar Record. 1999 Oct

Diet of arctic foxes (Alopex lagopus) in Greenland. Kapel CM. Arctic. 1999 Sep

Food habits of arctic wolves in Greenland. Marquard-Petersen U. Journal of Mammalogy. 1998 Feb

Endoparasites of arctic wolves in Greenland. Marquard-Petersen U. Arctic. 1997 Dec

Endoparasites of arctic wolves in Greenland. Marquard-Petersen U. Arctic. 1997 Dec

Radiocarbon AMS dating of Holocene wolf (Canis lupus) remains from Greenland. Bennike O, Meldgaard M, Heinemeier J, Rud N. The Holocene. 1994 Mar

Dens and summer pack size of Arctic wolves in Hold with Hope, Marquard-Petersen U. East Greenland. Polar Record. 1994 Jan

Wolves breeding in northeast Greenland. Burton R. Polar Record. 1990 Oct

Breeding of the polar wolf in Greenland. PHiggins AK. olar Record. 1990 Jan

Confirmed breeding of polar wolf in northeast Greenland in 1988. Turner JV, Dennis RH. Polar record. 1989 Oct;

Mammals of central north Greenland. Bennike O, Higgins AK, Kelly M. Polar Record. 1989 Jan

The wolf (Canis lupus) in Greenland: a historical review and present status. Dawes PR, Elander M, Ericson M. Arctic. 1986 Jun





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