Where can I find general, reliable info about wolves?

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Where can I find general, reliable info about wolves?

Post by Flynnii » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:44 am

I don't want to hinder you guys with all my questions, but I have seen and read a book on wolfs that was incorrect, so I'm checking the web.

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Re: Where can I find general, reliable info about wolves?

Post by Blightwolf » Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:27 am

The most dependable sites offering high quality and reliable information about wild wolves are the websites of wolf sanctuaries world-wide, wolf research centres and general web pages about wildlife and Canids.

The Grey Wolf Wikipedia site is actually somewhat reliable because the page is semi-protected.

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Re: Where can I find general, reliable info about wolves?

Post by Jetness » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:27 am

Also, you can just go on the Wolfquest website, we know we can all trust:
http://www.wolfquest.org/about_wolves.php
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Re: Where can I find general, reliable info about wolves?

Post by sushi » Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:35 pm

Or you could ask your questions to the wolfquest community.
Mostly you get reliable answers.
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Re: Where can I find general, reliable info about wolves?

Post by Dewfrost » Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:08 pm

You could do that, but alot of users here rely entirely on Wikipedia, and only 5% of Wikipedia's facts are true, apparently. You're best off using WolfQuest's 'About Wolves' section, or browsing the sites on Embry's list. Unfortunately, I'm unable to search for Wolf Info sites for you myself. Don't have the time when it's this late, you see. If I get the chance, I'll have a look for you tomorrow.
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Re: Where can I find general, reliable info about wolves?

Post by Blightwolf » Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:21 am

If you take wolf info from Wikipedia, I'd recommend people always double-check it and look for the same kind of information from other sources to see if they match; but like I said, Wikipedia's Grey Wolf page can be considered somewhat reliable because the page is currently semi-protected.

I will research more websites about wolves soon and post them here.
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Re: Where can I find general, reliable info about wolves?

Post by Koa » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:20 am

I heard http://www.wolfcountry.net/ wasn't an entirely reliable source. For what reason, I have no clue.

I may have a site to share as well-

http://www.wolfcenter.org
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Re: Where can I find general, reliable info about wolves?

Post by CLBaileyi » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:03 am

As others have said, you do need to be careful about where you are getting the information from, especially with high profile species or issues.

I highly recommend, and as stated in the sidebar of wolf quest, www.wolf.org. If you can't find it there, I doubt you will find it anywhere else if you are specifically looking for information on wolves. The center is above biases on the information and the information is coming directly from the biologists, scientists, and educators that are involved with wolves.

Another great "scientific and biological" resource is the canid site by the IUCN (world wide authority and biologists with wildlife). www.canids.org. This site covers all canids throughout the world and has the latest studies on a specific species and will direct you towards other reliable resources.
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Re: Where can I find general, reliable info about wolves?

Post by Blightwolf » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:15 am

SnowRules wrote:I heard http://www.wolfcountry.net/ wasn't an entirely reliable source. For what reason, I have no clue.
I have heard a similar rumor, but just because some site is maintained by a common person (like a site that is not the website of a wolf park or a sanctuary, etc) can still be accurate. I listed it because the information it offers look pretty dependable and reliable, and of course, it's always recommended to double-check all the information you acquire from Internet.
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Re: Where can I find general, reliable info about wolves?

Post by Sillicon » Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:30 pm

The only wolf facts I've heard of are on wikipedia so I'm afraid I cannot help you.

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Re: Where can I find general, reliable info about wolves?

Post by wolfgirl8 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:35 pm

Dont trust Wikipedia X< other wise, International Wolf center, Califorornia wolf center ect. + Wolfquest users will help you. I knows alot XD

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Re: Where can I find general, reliable info about wolves?

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Re: Where can I find general, reliable info about wolves?

Post by Songdog » Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:12 pm

Embry wrote:
SnowRules wrote:I heard http://www.wolfcountry.net/ wasn't an entirely reliable source. For what reason, I have no clue.
I have heard a similar rumor, but just because some site is maintained by a common person (like a site that is not the website of a wolf park or a sanctuary, etc) can still be accurate. I listed it because the information it offers look pretty dependable and reliable, and of course, it's always recommended to double-check all the information you acquire from Internet.
It is not an entirely reliable site. It has been known to give outdated or incorrect information in the past and I would not use it as a reference.

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Re: Where can I find general, reliable info about wolves?

Post by Blightwolf » Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:05 am

People are free to use whatever site they find that they think offers reliable wolf sources, but if they are going to post it forward or spread the information (using it as a reference to answer questions), I would recommend finding matching or similar information from more accurate sources, like the webpages of wolf sanctuaries and Canid research centres, etc.

http://www.wolfsa.org.za/content_behaviour.htm
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Re: Where can I find general, reliable info about wolves?

Post by sushi » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:01 am

Dewfrost wrote:You could do that, but alot of users here rely entirely on Wikipedia, and only 5% of Wikipedia's facts are true, apparently. You're best off using WolfQuest's 'About Wolves' section, or browsing the sites on Embry's list. Unfortunately, I'm unable to search for Wolf Info sites for you myself. Don't have the time when it's this late, you see. If I get the chance, I'll have a look for you tomorrow.
I know but I wrote it like a half-serious thing :)
But some WQ users does a little bit more research and uses reliable sites!
(So I am not saying that WQ members are unreliable)
Sadly i have not found any sites were i have found reliable facts about wolves (or if I have I do not remember them).
But I can give you a link to a reliable site about the leopard seal :P
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