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>>>  

Hydatid Disease: Letter to Montana Legislature’s Environmental Quality Council

To: Montana Legislature’s Environmental Quality Council Attention: Hope Stockwell, Research Analyst, Environmental Policy Office, Montana Legislative Services Division; 406-444-1640; hstockwell@mt.gov From: Valerius Geist, Profesor Emeritus of Environmental Science, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada April 27th 2010 Re: Hydatid disease There is a fair amount of technical literature available on hydatid disease. However, this […]

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 […]

Washington spent $15,000 to shoot wolf, much more to avoid it

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife spent $15,097 to kill a wolf last summer in the Sherman pack, about one-tenth the amount that was invested in keeping the pack from attacking livestock, according to a department report released Dec. 15. WDFW paid $134,170 for range-riders and other preventive measures in the pack’s territory in […]

Tapeworm could jump to humans with potentially deadly consequences, veterinarian warns

A Saskatoon veterinarian says “there’s a very good chance” Saskatchewan could see human cases of a potentially lethal tapeworm in the foreseeable future. Echinococcus multilocularis is a tiny tapeworm less than four millimetres long. Its life cycle begins when small rodents, such as mice and voles, consume its eggs, which then form cysts on their liver, […]

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 […]

Wolf pack makes 1st confirmed livestock kill

SACRAMENTO — California has experienced its first confirmed livestock depredation by wolves since the gray wolf returned to the state in 2011. A livestock loss determination report issued Oct. 20 by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed that one week earlier, Oct. 13, the Lassen Pack of wolves killed a cow on private […]