About Wolf Education International

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Wolf Education International (WEI) is a group of international scientists, government workers, lawyers, writers and rural residents familiar with the history, legal ramifications, management and scientific matters associated with wolves.

We have chosen to identify ourselves as Wolf Education International and our purpose is to assemble, analyze and explain in an understandable fashion the implications and requirements of wolves in Europe, North America and Asia. We intend to create informed public discussion through both disseminating written information and by identifying individuals qualified to explain matters and give advice to rural and urban citizens. We are deeply concerned about the implications of wolves in various settled landscapes from suburbs and grazing lands to uninhabited landscapes from large parks to tracts of wilderness…

For example, we have members familiar with the history and current status of Russian and Asian wolves and plan to make that experience available to Europeans and North Americans, from the state of Alaska to the state of South Carolina. We are interested in having members familiar with Canid diseases interpret current science in ways that heighten awareness of rural residents of the dangers and alternatives associated with the presence of wolves.

Explanation of DNA Analysis to identify Canids is one such area wherein the public could benefit greatly from understandable interpretation. Issues such as the current hybrid discord in Europe and in America where wolves are expanding their range are another such area wherein public understanding could generate political redress in a fair and just manner by intelligent lobbying of governments for adjustments of laws, regulations and ordinances to both guarantee justice for rural people and intelligent management of wolves.

Wolf interactions with cattle in North America and with sheep in Europe have much in common. By identifying, sharing and explaining what works, what is only ephemeral and what does not work in this regard; better solutions can be attained for all. Russians and Kazakhs also have much in common in these regards with European sheep men, Canadian ranchers and even Italian villagers when wolves begin habituating. Recorded instances of dog/wolf interactions likewise would benefit from shared experiences and analysis of solutions: whether it involves livestock dogs, pets, watchdogs, guard dogs, show dogs or hunting dogs.

Similarly there is a very great body of evidence from the historic down to the current day; from Alaska, Canada and the Lower 48 US States to Scandinavia and Central Europe describing the interactions and impacts of wolf concentrations and big game animal herds. Be they North American moose or elk; European moose or deer; or Asian moose, sheep or other big game species: making available to all in a usable way bibliographies, summaries, analyses and explanations of the impact of wolves on these species and hunting to those both living with the wolf impacts and those supporting in one way or another far off wolf impacts on others based on misperceptions is something we believe is sorely needed and something that would have great benefit. The similarly broad body of knowledge existing on the economic impacts of wolves not only on selected rural pursuits such as animal husbandry and hunting but also on associated economic activities and the revenue and taxes they generate, that is of vital importance to those communities and their governments, is yet another important area we intend to explore and analyze for a concerned public.

It is our firm belief that once we begin showing the results we expect, there may well be the formation of sub chapters (Wolf Education Italy? Wolf Education California? Wolf Education Kazakhstan?, etc.). Such sub chapters could tailor, assemble and disseminate information to local people so that local governments can enable local people and local communities to decide and enact what is best for them and for wolves.