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USGS Study about Human Impact on Wolf Populations

Alaska Newsreader / Anchorage Daily News / June 27, 2008

In other critter news, a new wolf study puts numbers behind predator-control goals. KUAC in Fairbanks reports that a USGS study on human impact on wolf populations identifies a tipping point below which a wolf population is unaffected, whether that harvest is through hunting and trapping, urbanization or road kill.

"If you're not taking more than 30 percent of the wolves annually, you're really having no notable effect on the population you're attempting to reduce," said USGS wildlife biologist Layne Adams.

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