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Turkey at a glance

Main prey for wolves here are wild boar, brown hare and livestock. Wolves occupy approximately 75 percent of their former range.  Range lines are not depicted on the map shown.

Species Information

Common Names: gray wolf, kurt (Turkish)
Latin Name: Canis lupus

Subspecies 1
Common Name:
Latin Name: Canis lupus lupus

Subspecies 2
Common Name:
Latin Name: Canis lupus pallipes

Current Wolf Population, Trend, Status
Number of wolves: About 5,000 to 7,000, according to this paper
Population trend: Declining
Legal protection: No protection

This page was updated in 2018

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