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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed

RANGE: Southeast Alaska mainland from Dixon Entrance to Yakutat Bay, and on many islands within the Alexander Archipelago

THREATS:  Legal and illegal hunting; loss of habitat due to logging and road building; decline of Sitka black-tailed deer, the wolf’s primary food source, due to development of old-growth forests

POPULATION TREND: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates the Alexander Archipelago wolf population to be between 750 and 1,500 individuals. Long-term survival for the wolf will depend primarily on maintaining an adequate number of prey species, notably Sitka black-tailed deer.

 

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