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Iconic Island Study on Its Last Legs

posted Mar 7, 2014, 6:00 PM by chloe owens

2/11/14, by Emma Marris, Nature

Iconic island study on its last legs

...for the longest predator-prey study in the world, the wolf is now at the door.  Devastated by inbreeding, the wolf population has dropped from 30 individuals a decade ago to just 10 spotted in field counts so far this year, leading the US National Park Service to consider importing new animals for a ‘genetic rescue’.