Diary

Everyday matters from the life among dogs and wolves

Anectotes from the daily life among dogs and wolves: our students, trainees and collaborators cover the newest ongoings at the WSC.

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  • Why do wolves howl and dogs bark

    (22.11.2017, Stefan Stumpfel)

    It is now already one month since I arrived here at the WSC and I am enjoying it to have the chance to see wolves every day. 

  • Outstanding research

    (02.11.2017, Isabella Faffelberger)

    As if the author of the diary two weeks ago "Linking Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation" had known, Kurt Kotrschal has now been awarded the Austrian Nature Conservation Prize.

  • Into the wild

    (23.10.2017, Hillary Jean-Joseph)

    “It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me and I'm feeling good!”

    (Nina Simone, Feeling Good)

  • New Beginnings

    (19.10.2017, Lara Keeler)

    There have been so many names to learn, the people involved, along with the wolves and dogs. It has been helpful that everyone is very different, with different experiences and from various places. Similarly, the more you work with them, all of the wolves and dogs are increasingly distinguishable both physically and behaviourally. Everyone who works for the WSC has one thing in common, a passion for animals and more specifically for canids.

  • Wolves, as all carnivores at the top of the food chain, are very important to maintaining the ecosystem as they act as keystone species and their presence can even change landscapes.