Large Carnivores and Human Conflict

Valerius Geist, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science, Faculty of Environmental Design, The University of Calgary. From the many topics one can discuss about the conflicts of humans with large carnivores, I shall briefly deal with three, beginning with the basic human anti-predator adaptations. The following is based on zoology, not on anthropology as these topics […]

The effects of thousands of impoverished trappers and wolf bounties in northern Alberta early in the 20the century on predators, and its relation to the myth of the harmless wolf.

Valerius Geist November 26th 2010 The effects of thousands of impoverished trappers and wolf bounties in northern Alberta early in the 20the century on predators, and its relation to the myth of the harmless wolf. Dear Colleagues, I have been digging into historical literature in my quest to understand why in North America the myth […]

Misleading Advocacy, The Kenton Carnegie Tragedy and a Realistic Carnivore Conservation Policy – Essay No. 3 Fair Chase

3. Misleading Advocacy, The Kenton Carnegie Tragedy and a Realistic Carnivore Conservation Policy – Essay No. 3 Fair Chase by Dr. Valerius Geist – the link provided is to a PDF document

Death by Wolves and Misleading Advocacy. The Kenton Carnegie Tragedy – Essay No.2

2. Death by Wolves and Misleading Advocacy. The Kenton Carnegie Tragedy – Essay No.2 Fair Chase by Dr. Valerius Geist – the link provided is to a PDF document

When Do Wolves Become Dangerous to Humans?

Dear Reader, This two-part report was written with the understanding that the readers would be members of a jury and the judiciary in a coroner’s inquiry into the death of 22 year old Kenton Carnegie. That is, missing here is an account of how Kenton Carnegie lost his life, except in so far as it […]

Seven Stages Leading to A Wolf Attack on People

Prepared by Dr. Valerius Geist: These Are The Seven Stages Leading To An Attack On People By Wolves 1) Within the pack’s territory prey is becoming scarce not only due to increased predation on native prey animals, but also by the prey evacuating home ranges en mass, leading to a virtual absence of prey. Or […]