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Wolf World Item # 119
Category: Recovery (Non-U.S.)

Natural History
(Dec. 1996)  6 pp.

Italy's wolf population has been on the rebound since the 1970s, spreading from the shrublands of the far south to the mountains of the north. Experts believe there are two reasons for this: (1) the migration of Italy's human population from the farms and villages to the cities, and (2) what wolf biologist Luigi Boitani calls an "information lineage" -- an understanding, passed down through the generations in both humans and wolves, that permits wolves to survive in close proximity to man.