Tibetan wolf is a sub-species of the grey wolf, found in the Himalayas and the Trans-Himalayan region. They are much larger than their peninsular counterparts. Their range overlaps with that of Himalayan wolf, purportedly a separate species Canis himalayansis. The assessment made here is for both these taxa combined.
Population Trend: stable IUCN • least concern CITES • appendix I WLPA • schedule I
• ID Features •
• Habitats •
HIGH ALTITUDE MOUNTAINS
ALPINE SCRUB HABITATS
HIGH ALTITUDE PLAINS
DRY OPEN HABITATS
HIGH ALTITUDE PLANTATIONS
• Distribution •
Estimated occupancy of Tibetan wolves across taluks/tehsils in India
• Score card •
Conservation score: 66 | Grade: B
Tibetan wolves occupy <50% of their potential habitats in India. They are threatened by retaliatory killing by people, and negative interactions (competition, disease, hybridization) with free-ranging/domestic dogs.