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Foreste Casentinesi National Park (Italy)

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
Italian Wolf (Canis lupus italicus)
Lupo Grigio

National Parks
Abruzzo Lazio and Molise National Park (Italy)
Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise

Population Statistics [Approximately 2,000, 2016]
Statistiche Demografiche

Legal Status; Protected
Status Giuridico

Piano d’azione nazionaleper la conservazione del Lupo (Canis lupus)
Ministero dell’Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare
Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga

Canislupus Italia (Firenzuola (Firenze, Italy).
LIFE MEDWOLF (Roma, Italy)
Gruppo Lupo Italia
Io Non Ho Paura del Lupo

News Resources & Publications
Risorse di Notizie e Pubblicazioni
The Daily Telegraph
Corriere Della Sera

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Journal Articles

Genetic Characterization of Canine Adenovirus Type 1 Detected by Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction in an Oral Sample of An Italian Wolf (Canis lupus). Balboni A, Musto C, Kaehler E, Verin R, Caniglia R, Fabbri E, Carra E, Cotti C, Battilani M, Delogu M. Journal of wildlife diseases. 2019 Feb

Identification of pantropic canine coronavirus in a wolf (Canis lupus italicus) in Italy. Alfano F, Dowgier G, Valentino MP, Galiero G, Tinelli A, Decaro N, Fusco G. Journal of wildlife diseases. 2019 Apr 1.

[PDF] The Sicilian wolf: Genetic identity of a recently extinct insular population
M Galaverni, D Palumbo, G Ravegnini, L Rossi…bioRxiv preprint first posted online Oct. 25, 2018

A new subspecies of gray wolf, recently extinct, from Sicily, Italy (Carnivora, Canidae)
FM Angelici, L Rossi – bioRxiv, 2018 –

Beyond home: Preliminary data on wolf extraterritorial forays and dispersal in Central Italy;S Mancinelli, P Ciucci – Mammalian Biology, 2018 – Elsevier

[HTML] Estimation of pack density in grey wolf (Canis lupus) by applying spatially explicit capture-recapture models to camera trap data supported by genetic monitoring.L Mattioli L, Canu A, Passilongo D, Scandura M, Apollonio M. Frontiers in Zoology, 2018  Dec

[PDF] The Wolf, Canis lupus Linnaeus, 1758 (Mammalia Canidae): re-colonization is still ongoing in Southern Italy: a breeding pack documented through camera traps in …
G Marzano, F Crispino, M Rugge, G Gervasio, Biodiversity Journal 2017

Hierarchical, multi‐grain rendezvous site selection by wolves in southern Italy
P Ciucci, L Boitani, M Falco, L Maiorano – The Journal of Wildlife Management

Inter-pack, seasonal and annual variation in prey consumed by wolves in Pollino National Park, southern Italy; P Ciucci, L Artoni, F Crispino, E Tosoni, L Boitani – European Journal of Wildlife …, 2018

Determinants of home range size and space use patterns in a protected wolf (Canis lupus) population in central Apennines, Italy.
S Mancinelli, L Boitani, P Ciucci – Canadian Journal of Zoology, 2018

Helminth infections in faecal samples of Apennine wolf (Canis lupus italicus) and Marsican brown bear (Ursus arctos marsicanus) in two protected national parks of …
B Paoletti, R Iorio, D Traversa, CEF Di, L Gentile… – Annals of parasitology, 2017

[HTML] Angiostrongylus vasorum in wolves in Italy: prevalence and pathological findings; C De Liberato, G Grifoni, R Lorenzetti, R Meoli… – Parasites & Vectors, 2017

Kleptoparasitism and Scavenging Can Stabilize Ecosystem Dynamics; S Focardi, M Materassi, G Innocenti, D Berzi – The American Naturalist, 1 August 2017

Why do wolves eat livestock?: factors influencing wolf diet in northern Italy
C Imbert, R Caniglia, E Fabbri, P Milanesi, E Randi… – Biological …, 2016 – Elsevier

Residents’ support for wolf and bear conservation: the moderating influence of knowledge. Glikman JA, Vaske JJ, Bath AJ, Ciucci P, Boitani L. European Journal of Wildlife Research. 2012 Feb

Ex-post compensation payments for wolf predation on livestock in Italy: a tool for conservation?. Boitani L, Ciucci P, Raganella-Pelliccioni E. Wildlife Research. 2011 Jan

Changes of wolf (Canis lupus) diet in Italy in relation to the increase of wild ungulate abundance. Meriggi A, Brangi A, Schenone L, Signorelli D, Milanesi P. Ethology Ecology & Evolution. 2011 Jul

Segmenting normative beliefs regarding wolf management in central Italy. Glikman JA, Bath AJ, Vaske JJ. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 2010 Sep

Mortality parameters of the wolf in Italy: does the wolf keep himself from the door?. Lovari S, Sforzi A, Scala C, Fico R. Journal of Zoology. 2007 Jun

Evidence of genetic distinction and long‐term population decline in wolves (Canis lupus) in the Italian Apennines
V Lucchini, A Galov, E Randi – Molecular Ecology, 2004 – Wiley Online Library

Food habits of wolves in central Italy based on stomach and intestine analyses
F Pezzo, L Parigi, R Fico – Acta theriologica, 2003 – Springer

Noninvasive molecular tracking of colonizing wolf (Canis lupus) packs in the western Italian Alps
V Lucchini, E Fabbri, F Marucco, S Ricci… – Molecular …, 2002 – Wiley Online Library

A genetic investigation of enzyme polymorphisms shared by wolf and dog: suggestions for conservation of the wolf in Italy. Lorenzini R, Fico R.  Acta Theriologica. 1995 Jan

Wolf food habits and wild ungulate availability in the Foreste Casentinesi National Park, Italy. Mattioli L, Apollonio M, Mazzarone V, Centofanti E. Acta Theriologica. 1995 Dec

Wolf research and conservation in Italy. Boitani L. Biological conservation. 1992 Jan