The Indian wolf inhabits large parts of the Indian peninsula. It is perhaps the smallest wolf sub-species. Indian wolves are grassland dwellers. Although, over time they have co-adapted with humans to thrive in shared spaces such as agricultural fields. Indian wolves are found across semi-arid areas of western, central and southern India.
Population Trend: decreasing IUCN • least concern CITES • appendix I WLPA • schedule I
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• Habitats •
TROPICAL DRY FORESTS
DRY OPEN HABITATS
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Estimated occupancy of Indian wolves across taluks/tehsils in India
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Conservation score: 60 | Grade: B
Indian wolves occupy <40% of their potential habitats in India, with populations likely decreasing. They are threatened by habitat loss, prey depletion, persecution, competition with and disease-risk from free-ranging/domestic dogs, and hybridization with dogs.