Wolves kill guard dog at SW Oregon ranch

Wildlife investigators shaved the dog, finding injuries consistent with wolf bites. Birdseye said the animal’s back end “was like grape jelly.” The investigation also turned up wolf tracks on the property, which together was enough for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to confirm the Rogue pack was responsible for the attack. “There’s no […]

Global Distribution of Alveolar and Cystic Echinococcosis

Abstract Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) and cystic echinococcosis (CE) are severe helminthic zoonoses. Echinococcus multilocularis (causative agent of AE) is widely distributed in the northern hemisphere where it is typically maintained in a wild animal cycle including canids as definitive hosts and rodents as intermediate hosts. The species Echinococcus granulosus, Echinococcus ortleppi, Echinococcus canadensis and Echinococcus […]

ESA Bill Amendment Proposal to Require Public Availability of Science and Litigation Costs

Summary of the Bill H.R. 3608 amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) to require public availability on the Internet of the best scientific and commercial data available, which is the basis of each decision to list a species for protection under the ESA. It requires the federal government to disclose scientific information used […]

Wolves Continue Killing Cattle In Northwest Minnesota

A Systematic Review of the Epidemiology of Echinococcosis in Domestic and Wild Animals

Abstract Background Human echinococcosis is a neglected zoonosis caused by parasites of the genus Echinococcus. The most frequent clinical forms of echinococcosis, cystic echinococcosis (CE) and alveolar echinococcosis (AE), are responsible for a substantial health and economic burden, particularly to low-income societies. Quantitative epidemiology can provide important information to improve the understanding of parasite transmission and hence […]

Washington Wolf Killed After Judge Approves Lethal Action

A wolf in Washington has been killed following multiple cattle deaths and a lawsuit that resulted in a judge blocking and then approving lethal removal. Wildlife officials with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) confirmed that a GPS collared male member of the Togo wolf pack was killed after preying on livestock. The wolf […]

Wolves kill dog on Tofino beach

Two wolves are believed to have killed a dog on Tofino’s Chesterman Beach Saturday morning. The dog had been let outside, off-leash, in the early morning hours of Sept. 1, according to WildSafe B.C. Pacific Rim coordinator Bob Hansen. “It looks like [the dog] wandered out onto the beach and was attacked by the wolves and […]

Would you welcome a wolf in your back yard?

Earlier this year, two unexpected guests crossed the sea to reach the largest of the Åland Islands, an archipelago of 6,700 mostly tiny isles between Sweden and Finland. The long, hard winter had frozen the Baltic more extensively than for many a year. A daring few among 30,000 Åland islanders drove their cars over the ice […]

Austrian region: rubber bullets OK to scare off wolves

Lower Austria agriculture official Daniel Heindl told Austrian ORF broadcasting that rural residents with hunting licenses would be permitted to fire rubber bullets at wolves in a bid to scare them away from livestock. However, they should refrain from killing the protected animal outright. Regional experts were now “hoping for the best,” said Heindl., following […]

Judge blocks order to kill pack of wolves

SPOKANE, Wash. — A judge in Washington has issued an emergency order blocking the state from killing members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle. The Department of Fish and Wildlife had announced Monday morning that it would immediately begin efforts to kill members of the wolf pack who had been preying […]