France to let wolf population grow by 40% despite anger from farmers

The French government has announced it will allow the wolf population to grow 40% despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks. A new strategy unveiled by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron will enable the number of wolves to increase from an estimated 360 now to 500 […]

Backlash after Italian councils allow bears and wolves to be shot

Two northern Italian councils have legalized the shooting of wild wolves and bears, plans which have been met with backlash from animal rights organizations and the Minister for the Environment.<<<Read More>>>

When Hunting’s Gunfire Becomes a Dinner Bell

Ethologist Dr.Valerius Geist in British Columbia is the former program director of Environmental Sciences at U. Calgary, and he is known world-wide for his studies and writings about large game animals. Val recently sent me an e-mail about something that hunters should be aware of. What prompted Val’s e-mail is that he had just received […]

Wölfe am Hochstand auf der Lauer (Wolf at the high stand in wait)

James Beers, a contributor to Wolf Education International, had the following to say about this wolf behavior: “Lest some will trumpet this as yet another indication of the purported intellectual capacity of wild canids.  Alligators in Louisiana have for decades exhibited a similar proclivity. As it was explained to me years ago by an old […]

Michigan DNR Upper Peninsula wolf survey shows healthy wolf population

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division officials said Thursday the state’s wolf population has remained relatively stable over the past four wolf surveys, the most recent of which occurred this past winter. DNR wildlife biologists estimate there was a minimum of 662 wolves found among 139 packs across the Upper Peninsula this past winter. The 2016 […]

Large fenced reserves could reintroduce wolves in Scottish Highlands

Comment made by one WEI contributor: “So, it’s not a question of ecology nor a question rewilding but simply a ‘new reality show for urban people’ and they will get it flavored with all wolves can give. We know what, but do they?” According to Professor David Macdonald, Director of WildCRU at Oxford University and co-author of […]

As Oregon wolves rebound, tensions rise over livestock attacks

His is just one example of the conflict that’s arisen since Canis lupuswas reintroduced to the American west 20 years ago. As the animals have established territory in places they’ve been absent for a generation, the wolf has gained enemies as ranchers have lost cows and sheep. Industry groups have argued for killing wolves that target […]

The Economic Effect of Wolf Predation on Ranching Families and Rural Communities

The Economic Effect of Wolf Predation on Ranching Families and Rural Communities By Rod Haeberle and Steve McLaughlin (The monetary numbers provided in this article are notional and introduced for the sole purpose of illustrating the unseen economic impact to a ranching family and the community. Actual numbers are protected to avoid retribution from activists) […]

Cattle producer says wolves cause breeding problems

A troubling trend has occurred for ranchers in NE Washington, the Capital Press is reporting, as an area rancher said their cattle are experiencing breeding issues since the migration of wolves to the area. According to the Diamond M Ranch’s Len McIrvin, the rate of female cows ranging for them that didn’t become pregnant has […]

Urban Coyote Attacks Increasing on Humans and Deer

On March 14, a 5-year-old boy was walking with his father on the campus of California State University-Los Angeles when a coyote came up and bit the boy on the leg. The boy was taken to the hospital for a rabies shot. Later on the same campus, a woman was approached by a coyote. As the […]