Italian wildlife group offers £21,000 reward for information leading to arrest of wolf killers in Tuscany

The corpses of two animals were strung up by the neck from a road sign outside the village of Radicofani in the picturesque Val d’Orcia, south of Siena. The macabre display appears to have been a protest – possibly by a farmer or landowner – against the damage done by wolves to livestock.<<<Read More>>>

Money for wolf issues

The Government will grant approximately NOK 27 million to municipalities within the designated wolf zones, to further the tagging of wolves and towards strengthening the Norwegian Nature Inspectorate’s efforts to combat conflict. – The purpose behind these actions is to reduce conflicts concerning wolves. This is especially important for people living within wolf territories and […]

Wyoming hunters down a dozen wolves on opening day

A dozen wolves were legally harvested in the first 40 hours of the three-month season. It’s a number that amounts to over a quarter of the total wolves that can be killed in the state’s managed hunt area. Wyoming Game and Fish Department carnivore manager Ken Mills attributed the considerable success to the opener falling […]

OREGON AUTHORIZES LETHAL REMOVAL OF FOUR HARL BUTTE WOLVES

*Staff Note* – Removing only selected members of a wolf pack will not stop livestock depredation. Oregon officials have authorized the lethal removal of more wolves from the Harl Butte pack due to continued depredation on livestock. Last week, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) approved a permit, which is valid through Oct. 31, 2017, that allows for […]

In Israel’s Ein Gedi, tourists’ trash lures wolves out of the shadows – and into trouble

*Staff Note* – It is the position of WEI that wolves do not belong in human-settled landscapes. There is no such thing as “learning to coexist with wolves.” Forcing humans and wolves to share the same landscape is asking for death, disease and destruction. This, of course, makes no sense. A string of attacks on visitors […]

French sheep farmers protest against protection of wolves

LYON, France (Reuters) – Farmers trucked hundreds of sheep into a central square in the French city of Lyon on Monday in protest against the government’s protection of wolves, which they blame for livestock deaths and heavy financial losses.<<<Read More>>>

Red Cliff Tribe To Trap, Collar Wolves This Fall

*Staff Note* – It is found to be troubling that $75,000 in grant money is being spent because “We’re curious if they [wolves] harass farms…bear dogs and things like that.” (emboldening added) “We’re curious if they harass farms, if they harass bear dogs and things like that,” he said. “We’re trying to mitigate conflict and […]

Hunting to resume after Wyoming gains authority over wolves

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Licensed wolf hunting is set to resume in Wyoming for the first time since 2013 after the state won back the authority to manage the animals. The season opens Sunday and runs through Dec. 31 in 12 trophy game hunt areas in the northwest part of the state. The Wyoming Game […]

Northern Minnesota hunter has harrowing encounter with pack of wolves

ISABELLA, Minn. — Justin Bailey of Keewatin was hunting ruffed grouse near Isabella on Tuesday morning when a wolf chased his hunting dog out of the woods. “He was coming at me 100 miles per hour, and right behind him was a wolf, biting at his heels,” said Bailey, 33. “They probably passed five or […]

Wolves ate hiker after her frantic phone call, coroner says

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A missing British hiker whose dismembered, fleshless remains were found in the hills of northern Greece was probably attacked by wolves while walking alone on a remote path, then torn apart and devoured, a Greek coroner said after an autopsy Wednesday. Coroner Nikos Kifnidis told the Associated Press that both the […]