The Wolf Intelligencer

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

Northwest Territories

Ecoregion of Northwest Territories

Mid-Continental Canadian forests , Muskwa-Slave Lake forests, Northern Canadian Shield taiga, Northern Cordillera forest , Northwest Territories taiga, Arctic coastal tundra, Brooks-British Range tundra, High Arctic tundra, Low Arctic tundra, Middle Arctic tundra, Ogilvie-MacKenzie alpine tundra

Wolves in Protected Areas of Northwest Territories
Wood Buffalo National Park
Aulavik National Park
Nahanni National Park Reserve
Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve
Tuktut Nogait National Park
Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
Northwestern Wolf (Canis lupus occidentalis)
-syn, Mackenzie River wolf (Canis lupus mackenzii)
-syn. Hudson Bay wolf (Canis lupus hudsonicus)
Arctic Wolf (Canis lupus arctos)
Boreal Wolf  (Canis lupus x Canis lycaon)

Population Statistics [Approximate: 4000-5000]

Legal Status; Game species.

Government of Canada Species at Risk Public Registry
Northwest Territories Environment and Natural Resources
Enhanced North Slave Wolf Harvest Incentive Program
International Wolf Center – Northwest Territories

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna

Northwest Territories / Canadian News Resources & Publications
CTV News (Canada)
HUFF POST Canada (Canada)
CBC North (Northwest Territories)


Wolf and Wildlife News from Northwest Territories

Journal Articles

Intrapopulation variability in wolf diet revealed using a combined stable isotope and fatty acid approach Sean A. O’Donovan, Suzanne M. Budge, Keith A. Hobson, Allicia P. Kelly, Andrew E. Derocher; First published: 19 September 2018

Den site selection of wolves (Canis lupus) in response to declining caribou (Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus) density in the central Canadian Arctic
MR Klaczek, CJ Johnson, HD Cluff – Polar Biology, 2015 – Springe

Diet of Arctic Wolves on Banks and Northwest Victoria Islands, 1992-2001. Larter NC. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories; 2013

Distribution and Abundance of Muskoxen in the Beaverhill Lake Area (2000) and the Thelon Wildlife Sanctuary (1994), Northwest Territories. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories; 2009.

Response of wolves to experimental disturbance at homesites. Frame PF, Cluff HD, Hik DS. The Journal of wildlife management. 2007 Apr

Prey specialization may influence patterns of gene flow in wolves of the Canadian Northwest. Carmichael LE, Nagy JA, Larter NC, Strobeck C. Molecular Ecology. 2001 Dec

Movement patterns of barren-ground wolves in the central Canadian Arctic. Walton LR, Cluff HD, Paquet PC, Ramsay MA. Journal of Mammalogy. 2001 Aug

Fetal development in wolves, Canis lupus, of the Keewatin District, Northwest Territories, Canada. Hillis TL, Mallory FF. Canadian journal of zoology. 1996 Dec

Sexual dimorphism in wolves (Canis lupus) of the Keewatin District, Northwest territories, Canada. Hillis TL, Mallory FF. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 1996 Apr

Winter food habits and foodchain transfer of metals in wolves (Canis lupus) of the Keewatin District, Northwest Territories. Lamothe, A.R., 1994

Regular and homeward travel speeds of arctic wolves. Mech LD. Journal of Mammalogy. 1994 Aug

Distribution of wolf dens on migratory caribou ranges in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Heard DC, Williams TM. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 1992 Aug

Muskox bull killed by a barren-ground grizzly bear, Thelon Game Sanctuary, NWT. Gunn A, Miller FL. Arctic. 1982 Jan

Helminths of wolves, Canis lupus L., in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Choquette LP, Gibson GG, Kuyt E, Pearson AM. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 1973 Oct

Feeding ecology of wolves on barren-ground caribou range in the Northwest Territories. Kuyt, E., 1969.




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