July 30, 2012
Due to other priorities, Dave Mech does not expect to continue with these studies himself. The native Inuit are no longer allowing any animals in Nunavut, where Ellesmere is located, to be ear-tagged, banded or collared. Dave is trying to arrange with colleagues to find a way to continue collecting at least some basic information about the wolves in this area. In winter 2011-2012, a pack of at least 20 wolves still inhabited the area, and they did occupy at least one of the dens in summer 2012.