An article by Matt Cronin and others ignited controversy over listing these wolves as a protected subspecies:
http://www.krbd.org/2014/12/11/southeast-wolves-subspecies-or-not. Read the article, the letters arguing it's conclusion, and the authors' reply -- all freely available on the Journal's website:
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Variation of Wolves (Canis lupus) in Southeast Alaska and Comparison with Wolves, Dogs, and Coyotes in North America
Genetic Distinctiveness of Alexander Archipelago Wolves (Canis lupus ligoni): Reply to Cronin et al. (2015)
Mexican Wolves Are a Valid Subspecies and an Appropriate Conservation Target
Wolf Subspecies: Reply to Weckworth et al. and Fredrickson et al.
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