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Officials Say Washington Wolf Population Grew By 30% In 2014

posted Apr 3, 2015, 10:33 PM by chloe owens

3/8/15, by Sumit Passary, Tech Times

Officials Say Washington Wolf Population Grew By 30% In 2014

…The survey recorded the presence of at least 68 gray wolves through Dec. 31, 2014 in Washington. As of Dec. 31, 2013, the population was 52. The survey also accounts for five breeding pairs in the region and 16 packs of the animals. Donny Martorello, a carnivore specialist at WDFW, suggests that the increase in population points at continued growth under Washington's recovery plan for the wolves. "While we can't count every wolf in the state, the formation of four new packs is clear evidence that wolves are recovering in Washington," says Martorello. "Since 2011, the number of confirmed wolf packs has more than tripled in our state."… the new director of WDFW, reveals that cases of wolf predation on livestock has been quite low in comparison to other states with wolves.

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/38086/20150308/officials-say-washington-wolf-population-grew-by-30-in-2014.htm

 

 

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