Christmas Lights And Pitchforks: Terrified Russian Villagers Try To Keep Encroaching Wolves At Bay

MORINO/SERYODKA, Russia — Colorful Christmas lights festoon the streets of the remote Pskov Oblast village of Morino from October until May. The cheerful decorations look more than passing strange against the background of ramshackle wooden houses and unpaved streets, but they serve a purpose. Locals are convinced the bright and blinking decorations help keep the […]

Norway’s wolf cull pits sheep farmers against conservationists

Conservation groups worldwide were astonished to hear of the recent, unprecedented decision to destroy 70% of the Norway’s tiny and endangered population of 68 wolves, the biggest cull for almost a century. But not everyone in Norway is behind the plan. The wildlife protection group Predator Alliance Norway, for example, has campaign posters that talk of wolves […]

State orders killing of wolves from 2 more packs

SPOKANE, WASH.  Wolves from two packs that have been preying on cattle in the northeastern corner of the state will be killed, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday morning. Hunters will kill members of the Smackout Pack in Stevens County and members of the Togo Pack in Ferry County, the agency said. […]

Federal judge blasts Fish and Wildlife Service, says endangered wolves cannot be shot

*Staff Note* – It should be pointed out that two wrongs do not make a right. Evidently, this judge has no real knowledge of the Endangered Species Act that makes the act of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service a crime for introducing a quasi-wild hybrid dog onto private land in North Carolina. This event should […]

Wolves may be moving to Western Washington

GRANITE FALLS, Wash. – Wolves in Western Washington—the Department of Fish and Wildlife says it’s a real possibility, and more and more people are reporting unverified sightings. “I’ve been hunting since I was 13,” Becca Van Tassell, a Granite Falls native, told us. So it’s safe to say she’s familiar with western Washington’s resident wildlife; she’s even […]

Have Doubts That Wolves Are Ravaging Idaho? Come See For Yourselves.

Reporters from McClatchy News Service in Sacramento, California, sure got duped in writing an Aug. 20 story about wolves in Idaho that showered the Statesman’s readers with misinformation. One of the biggest misrepresentations in the article was that USDA APHIS Wildlife Services killed 691,895 animals from 2015-2017. What the article neglected to say is that […]

2018 Depredation Chart

Here is the data we’ve gathered so far this summer on cattle depredation.  I can name the owners of each kill except on the Grouse Flats and Teanaway events. The Smackout pack killed a replacement heifer on PRIVATE Ground this past weekend. ALL the smackout depredations this year are on PRIVATE Ground. The biologists (Beers, […]

Guest Column: Wolf expansion has ranchers worried about their livelihoods

Recent decisions by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to expand the number of Mexican wolves and the area the wolves are allowed to roam, has Greenlee County ranchers extremely worried. Wolves will now be allowed to roam freely across all of Greenlee County and about two-thirds of both Arizona and New Mexico. The Fish […]

Global Socioeconomic Impact of Cystic Echinococcosis

Abstract Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is an emerging zoonotic parasitic disease throughout the world. Human incidence and livestock prevalence data of CE were gathered from published literature and the Office International des Epizooties databases. Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and monetary losses, resulting from human and livestock CE, were calculated from recorded human and livestock cases. Alternative […]

Maps: Wolves in France 2008 vs. 2016