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World Wide Population

Canada's wolf population is stable, and is even increasing in some areas. In certain regions of Canada,wolves are protected; in others, they are hunted and trapped.
In the two areas of Africa where wolves remain;they are highly endangered. In fact, the Ethiopian wolf Canis simensis is considered the most critically endangered canid in the world.

Africa

Egypt

Population Estimate: 30
Status Report: Highly endangered; the wolf recieves no protection and faces heavy persecution
Prey Species: Hares,livestock

Ethiopia

Population Estimate: 500
Status Report: In danger of extinction,the wolf is protected by law in Ethiopia
Prey Species: Rodents,particularly giant mole rats

Canada

Alberta

Population Estimate: 4,000 to 5,000
Status Report: Classified as fur bearers-hunted and trapped
Prey Species: Moose,caribou,sheep,deer,beaver,goat,elk,bison

British Columbia, Yukon Territory

Population Estimate: 8,000 to 10,000
Status Report: Classified as game species and fur bearer- hunted and trapped
Prey Species: Moose,caribou,sheep,beaver

Northwest Territories

Population Estimate: 5,000 to 15,000
Status Report: Classified as fur bearers-hunted and trapped
Prey Species: Moose,caribou,sheep,deer,beaver,goat

Ontario/Quebec

Population Estimate: 10,000 to 12,000
Status Report: Classified as fur bearers-hunted and trapped
Prey Species: Moose,caribou,deer,beaver

Greenland

Population Estimate: 50 to 100
Status Report: Threatened;protected year-round throughout most of its range
Prey Species: Musk-oxen,caribou
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