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International Wolf News

Resurgent wolf is back in Belgium after more than 100 years

The wild wolf has returned for the first time in more than a century to Belgium, which has become the last country in continental Europe to report a … [Read More...]

Conservationists Line up Against Ending Wolf Management

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservationists pushed back Wednesday against a bill that would end state wolf management efforts and bar state police from … [Read More...]

France approves cull to save sheep

"Over 8,000 farm animals, mostly sheep, were killed in attacks blamed on wolves in the past year—mainly in the south-east of the country. Farmers … [Read More...]

Wolf Behavior

140 Years Ago Wolves Still Ate People in Estonia

On a cold day, a tipsy drum player happened to come home in the dark in Tartu County. While on the road, he was attacked by a pack of wolves. Only some rags and bare bones were left of the poor man. The wolves’ hunger had been such that even the skin of the drum […]

Anderson: Wolves known to stalk hunter’s kill scene for an easy meal

Wolves likely can readily associate the sound of gunfire with an easy meal in the form of the gut pile that remains after hunters field-dress their quarry, says a wolf expert.<<<Read More>>>

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Wolf Attacks

140 Years Ago Wolves Still Ate People in Estonia

On a cold day, a tipsy drum player happened to come home in the dark in Tartu County. While on the road, he was attacked by a pack of wolves. Only some rags and bare bones were left of the poor man. The wolves’ hunger had been such that even the skin of the drum […]

Wolves Kill 154 Cows In Just One Northwest Minnesota County

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Hybridization Issues

Coywolf — Coyote-Wolf Hybrid — Spotted Roaming In Rockland County

CONGERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — There was a warning Monday night about an unusually large animal roaming through Rockland County. As CBS2’s Brian Conybeare reported, it is a hybrid of two dangerous creatures – and it’s called a coywolf. The animal is an eerie sight through the fog at the Georgetown Manor condos on Route 303 in […]

Wolf cub hybrids face the chopping block in Germany

The wolf management authority wants to put down six wolf-labrador dogs, sparking an outcry from puppy lovers. The hybrids threaten the genetic future of the resurgent wolf population.<<<Read More>>>

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Rebuttals to News Stories

By Will N. Graves May 2017 Many Western authors claim that Farley Mowat’s book, “Never Cry Wolf,” proves that wolves in northern areas do not live by preying on caribou, but live from eating lemmings and small animals. His book was highly successful. He sold about 14 million copies, and it was translated into 24 […]

Wolf Education International (WEI) statement about the controversies of the existence of wolves: Wolves are the fulcrum of endless political and cultural disputes that are especially present in 21st century globalization, pitting large groups against each other. Wolf advocates accuse wolf protesters of wanting to kill every wolf. Conversely, wolf protesters accuse wolf advocates of […]

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Impact of Wolves on Human Populations

France approves cull to save sheep

“Over 8,000 farm animals, mostly sheep, were killed in attacks blamed on wolves in the past year—mainly in the south-east of the country. Farmers say that electric fences and fearsome dogs are powerless in the face of the predators and are demanding greater culls.”<<<Read More>>>  

Hydatid Disease: Letter to Montana Legislature’s Environmental Quality Council

To: Montana Legislature’s Environmental Quality Council Attention: Hope Stockwell, Research Analyst, Environmental Policy Office, Montana Legislative Services Division; 406-444-1640; hstockwell@mt.gov From: Valerius Geist, Profesor Emeritus of Environmental Science, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada April 27th 2010 Re: Hydatid disease There is a fair amount of technical literature available on hydatid disease. However, this […]

Lapland reindeer go high-tech with tracking sensors to protect them from wolves

*Note From Staff* – The following is a comment made by a member of Wolf Education International who lives in Finland. “The main issue is about how to find reindeer killed by predators. Today some 5000 are found but the annual loss is more than 30,000 reindeer. The reindeer herders get compensation only for found […]

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Disease

Hydatid Disease: Letter to Montana Legislature’s Environmental Quality Council

To: Montana Legislature’s Environmental Quality Council Attention: Hope Stockwell, Research Analyst, Environmental Policy Office, Montana Legislative Services Division; 406-444-1640; hstockwell@mt.gov From: Valerius Geist, Profesor Emeritus of Environmental Science, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada April 27th 2010 Re: Hydatid disease There is a fair amount of technical literature available on hydatid disease. However, this […]

Tapeworm could jump to humans with potentially deadly consequences, veterinarian warns

A Saskatoon veterinarian says “there’s a very good chance” Saskatchewan could see human cases of a potentially lethal tapeworm in the foreseeable future. Echinococcus multilocularis is a tiny tapeworm less than four millimetres long. Its life cycle begins when small rodents, such as mice and voles, consume its eggs, which then form cysts on their liver, […]

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Studies/Scholarship

A Brief History of Human/Predator Conflicts and Potent Lessons

By Dr. Valerius Geist – Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Habituation, Taming, Social Dominance Assertions, and “Freedom of the Woods”

By Dr. Valerius Geist – Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Science and Scholarship Abused, and the Counter-Productive “Conservation” of Wolves in North America and Europe

By Dr. Valerius Geist – Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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