THE CANOVIS PROJECT: studying internal et external factors that may influence livestock guarding dogs’ efficiency against wolf predation. Preliminary results and discussion.

Abstract The wolf’s return to the Alps has led to dramatic changes in shepherding. Despite the extensive use of livestock guardian dogs (LGDs), depredation is increasing in some areas. In 2013, we began a research project on internal and external factors that can influence effectiveness of LGDs on pastoral units (PUs). We observed night-time interactions […]

France approves cull to save sheep

“Over 8,000 farm animals, mostly sheep, were killed in attacks blamed on wolves in the past year—mainly in the south-east of the country. Farmers say that electric fences and fearsome dogs are powerless in the face of the predators and are demanding greater culls.”<<<Read More>>>  

Wolves Kill 154 Cows In Just One Northwest Minnesota County

Wolves Habituated to Human Environment. Does It Lead To Attacks?

A short time ago, Wolf Education International (WEI) staff posted a link to an article that asked the question, “Should Finland’s Wolves be Hunted or Protected?” As is always the hope and intent of WEI it began a conversation with others and the result is more commentary and links provided. Below is a summary, as […]

Lapland reindeer go high-tech with tracking sensors to protect them from wolves

*Note From Staff* – The following is a comment made by a member of Wolf Education International who lives in Finland. “The main issue is about how to find reindeer killed by predators. Today some 5000 are found but the annual loss is more than 30,000 reindeer. The reindeer herders get compensation only for found […]

Midwest farmers say wolves are a growing problem, urge Washington to act

Midwest farmers are blaming gray wolves for attacks on their cattle. They are howling at D-C to act, and lift tight regulations, so they can fight back. Minnesota farmer, Joe Wilebski, said of Congress, “It’s so disheartening. They don’t care about us.” He’s expressing the frustration being felt in Kittson County, Minnesota, where authorities blame […]

Coyotes: Kill or Koexist?

When unfamiliar residents move into your neighborhood, they may raise concerns, fear and even hostility among those already there. This is particularly true if the new arrivals are of a different species. Coyotes found this out a long time ago when human settlers began taking over much of their habitat. Now, people are finding out […]

A different look at ranchers’ attitude toward wolves

Ranchers’ frustration has understandably grown as they’ve sustained increased loses from depredation and increased costs trying to prevent it.<<<Read More>>>

Raising Livestock in Areas With Wolves Won’t Be Easy

November 9, 2017 – By Noelle Cremers – Almost exactly six years ago, California had its first wolf visitor come into the state from Northeastern Oregon. Since OR-7 first entered California, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has identified two separate packs in Northern California—and each pack has either been suspected or confirmed of killing […]

Wolves return to haunt EU politics

“Europe’s wolf packs are racing up the political agenda as farmers seek to protect their flocks from the resurgent predators. After being largely hunted to extinction across Western Europe, gray wolves are returning to their ancient haunts in rapidly increasing numbers. From the French Alps to the forests of Germany, these lean, keen-scented hunters are […]