Should Finland’s Wolves Be Hunted or Protected?

Finland has a wolf problem. Five and a half million humans share the country with an estimated 235 wolves, and that’s too many, say rural Finns, whose livestock and hunting dogs are being killed. Some parents are scared that wolves will attack their children. “Before, wolves were afraid of people,” Kettunen tells me. “Now people […]

Norway’s Proposed Wolf Hunt

Norway’s environmental minister Vidar Helgesen has just approved the biggest wolf hunt in Norway for a hundred years. Only 52-56 wolves live in Norway, but the minister wants 42 of them to be shot this winter, among them two important family packs in Osdalen and Julussa, near the border to Sweden. This is the second […]

Shepherds and environmentalists clash as ‘rogue wolf’ rampages through German forest

Shepherds and environmentalists have clashed over claims a “rogue wolf” is marauding through southern Germany The “problem” animal is believed to have gone on a killing spree, after several sheep and a goat were found dead on Saturday in the Odenwald forest. Locals had thought wolves were extinct in the forest, which extends over parts […]

Coywolf — Coyote-Wolf Hybrid — Spotted Roaming In Rockland County

CONGERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — There was a warning Monday night about an unusually large animal roaming through Rockland County. As CBS2’s Brian Conybeare reported, it is a hybrid of two dangerous creatures – and it’s called a coywolf. The animal is an eerie sight through the fog at the Georgetown Manor condos on Route 303 in […]

Are we crying wolf? A European tale of farmers vs. nature

Wolves have made a comeback in Europe thanks to years of strict protection. But not everyone is happy and politicians are struggling to find the right balance between protecting nature and helping farmers.<<<Read More>>>

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>>>

Anderson: Wolves known to stalk hunter’s kill scene for an easy meal

Wolves likely can readily associate the sound of gunfire with an easy meal in the form of the gut pile that remains after hunters field-dress their quarry, says a wolf expert.<<<Read More>>>

Final Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan, First Revision

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan, First Revision (Recovery Plan). The Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), and is currently found in the U.S. States of Arizona and New Mexico, […]

Wolves’ return to Oregon brings conflict and opportunity

It’s a political debate playing out against the backdrop of a rapidly growing wolf population, a jump in wolf poaching and demands from ranchers and hunters who say the predators are decimating herds and spooking big game. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will vote in January on whether to revise the state’s wolf management […]