The project team works under the direction of the Senckenberg Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz (SMNG). Project partners are the LUPUS Institute for Wolf Monitoring and Research in Germany, Spreewitz, the Department of Conservation Genetics at the Senckenberg Research Institute, Gelnhausen, and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin (Leibniz-IZW). All partners have many years of experience in research on wild wolves in Germany.

Senckenberg Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz

The Senckenberg Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz is responsible for the management and coordination of the partners in the project. The main focus of work at the SMNG is the investigation of the feeding habits of wolves by means of faecal analysis and the examination of prey remains, as well as the age determination of wolves by means of skull characteristics.

Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut Frankfurt, Standort Gelnhausen

The laboratory in the Department of Nature Conservation Genetics at the Senckenberg Research Institute, Gelnhausen site, is the reference laboratory for genetic studies on wolves and lynx in Germany.

Leibniz-Institut für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung

Leibniz-Institut für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung (IZW)

The Leibniz-IZW examines all wolves found dead in Germany with regard to the cause of death and possible previous diseases. Also the infestation with parasites was examined in a recent study.

LUPUS Institut für Wolfsmonitoring und -forschung in Deutschland

LUPUS Institut für Wolfsmonitoring und -forschung in Deutschland

The LUPUS Institute coordinates wolf monitoring and research in the federal state of Saxony. It also provides expert advice, works in monitoring or supports management in other federal states. On behalf of the german goverment it carried out various projects.

BMUB und BfN

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Nuclear Safety and the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation finance and supervise the F+E project "Documentation of the occurrence and management of the wolf in Germany and consultation of the federal and state governments on the wolf". It is also responsible for the preceding project running since summer 2019.