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Wolf Studies and Conservation - Diploma
Wolf Studies - Diploma


 
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The Wolf Studies programme has come about as a result of popular demand. Many dog owners, wildlife enthusiasts and conservationists have asked for an educational course to be written to cover this fascinating subject.

Course Modules

1. History and Classification of the Wolf
  • Introduction to the wolf studies course
  • Classification
  • Scientific classification of the wolf
  • Sub-species
  • History of the wolf
  • The carnivore's evolutionary tree
  • The lineage of the lupines
  • Folklore and the wolf
  • The Red Wolf
  • The Canis rufus lineage
  • The Ethiopian Wolf
2. The Grey Wolf
  • Introduction to the Grey Wolf
  • The Grey Wolf's habitat
  • Difference in males and females
  • Various coat colours
  • Prey and hunting
  • The breeding season
  • Rearing and weaning of pups
  • Sub-species of the Grey Wolf
  • The Arctic Wolf
  • The Mexican Wolf
  • The Eastern Timber Wolf
  • The Great Plains Wolf
  • The Rocky Mountain Wolf
  • Eurasian sub-species
  • The Eurasian Tundra Wolf
  • The Arabian Wolf
  • The Central Russian Wolf
  • The Caspian Sea Wolf
  • Canis lupus italicus
  • Canis lupus lupaster
  • The Eurasian Wolf
  • The Indian (Turkish, Israeli, Iranian) Wolf
  • The Eurasian grey wolf sub-species
3. Anatomy, Reproduction and Diet
  • The anatomy of the wolf
  • The body
  • The head
  • The coat
  • Dentition
  • The senses
  • Smell
  • Hearing
  • Sight
  • Tracking and tracks
  • The digestive system
  • Diet of the wolf
  • Hunting and prey
  • Reproduction
  • The use of dens
  • Rearing the pups
4. Social Behaviour
  • The wolf society
  • The wolf pack
  • The pack size
  • Social bonding within the pack
  • The composition of the pack
  • The social order of the wolf
  • The wolf and pack harmony: dominance/submissive roles
  • Communication
  • Visual displays
  • Olfactory communication
  • Auditory communication
  • The wolf's territory
  • Scent marking
5. Threats to the Wolf's Survival
  • Status and distribution
  • Natural risks
  • Endoparasites
  • Ectoparasites
  • Diseases of the wolf
  • Wounds and injuries
  • Food supplies and it affect on the wolf
  • Stress and the pack
  • Wolves and interactions with non-prey species
  • Bears
  • Wolverines
  • Coyotes
  • Foxes
  • Ravens
  • Lynx
  • Domestic dogs
6. Conservation and the Future
  • Man-eaters
  • Wolves and children
  • Making a pet out of a wolf
  • Wolves and livestock
  • Wolves and game
  • Wolves and persecution
  • Wolves and protection
  • Man versus Wolf
  • Wolf hunting
  • The bounty system and the affect on the wolf
  • Conservation of the wolf
  • The biological community
  • Research on the wolf
  • Sport versus beauty
  • Current status of the wolf
  • The wolf's future and the legal protection
  • Wolves in captivity
  • Reintroduction programmes
  • So what of the wolf's future?

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