Wolf Conservation Through Stakeholder Management In Germany

Abstract: With growing wolf populations in Germany, compensatory damages is a common means for coping with additional economic burdens posed to livestock herders. Since their effectiveness is largely criticised when solely implemented, it is highly relevant to combine this financial instrument with an incentive to reduce wolf depredation on livestock. It is therefore commonly endorsed […]

Human echinococcosis in Bulgaria: a comparative epidemiological analysis.

Abstract The present article describes the importance of human echinococcosis as a public health problem in Bulgaria, outlines the control measures carried out and evaluates comparatively the situation over three periods spanning 46 years (1950-1995). During the first period (1950-62), a total of 6469 new surgically confirmed cases of hydatid disease were recorded in Bulgaria, […]

Genetic variability and population structure of grey wolf (Canis lupus) in Serbia

Abstract Results of previous morphometric and genetic analyses of grey wolf (Canis lupus L.) population from Serbia indicated different patterns of population subdivision. In order to explore population structure, level of genetic variability, genetic drift, inbreeding and signals of bottleneck for grey wolves from Serbia, we applied highly polymorphic genetic markers (microsatellites). Obtained data are […]

Intestinal parasites of wolves (Canis lupus L. 1758) in northern and western Canada

ABSTRACT Gray wolves (Canis lupus L., 1758) are mobile opportunistic predators that can be infected by a wide range of parasites, with many acquired via predator-prey relationships. Historically, many of these parasites were identified only to genus or family, but genetic tools now enable identification of parasite fauna to species and beyond. We examined 191 […]

Local villagers’ perceptions of wolves in Jiuzhaigou County, western China

Abstract While there have been increasing numbers of reports of human-wolf conflict in China during recent years, little is known about the nature of this conflict. In this study, we used questionnaires and semi-structured interviews to investigate local villagers’ perceptions of wolves in Jiuzhaigou County, western China. We sampled nine villages with more frequent reports […]

The occurrence of nematodes of the genus Trichinella in wolves (Canis lupus) from the Bieszczady Mountains and Augustowska Forest in Poland

Abstract The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of Trichinella infection in wolves (Canis lupus) in two regions in Poland. Muscle samples were collected from 21 wolves between 1999 and 2015 and processed by artificial digestion. In two cases, the muscle larvae (ML) were obtained and stored in alcohol. ML were […]

Parasite species of the endangered Iberian wolf (Canis lupus signatus) and a sympatric widespread carnivore

Abstract Parasites have a profound impact on wildlife population dynamics. However, until some years ago, studies on the occurrence and prevalence of wildlife parasites were neglected comparatively with the studies on humans and domestic animals. In this study, we determined the parasite prevalence of two sympatric wild canids: the endangered Iberian wolf (Canis lupus signatus) […]

Sarcocystis arctica (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystidae): ultrastructural description and its new host record, the Alaskan wolf (Canis lupus)

Abstract Sarcocystis sarcocysts are common in muscles of herbivores but are rare in muscles of carnivores. Here, we report sarcocysts in the muscles of a gray wolf (Canis lupus) from Alaska, USA, for the first time. Sarcocysts extracted from the tongue of the wolf were up to 900 μm long and slender and appeared to have […]

Wolves, people, and brown bears influence the expansion of the recolonizing wolf population in Scandinavia

*Staff Note* – This information should come as no surprise. Many experts of Wolf Education International have, for several years, been saying that forcing wolves to expand into human-settled environments is bad for people and animals. Abstract Interspecific competition can influence the distribution and abundance of species and the structure of ecological communities and entire ecosystems. […]

Echinococcosis: An Economic Evaluation of a Veterinary Public Health Intervention in Rural Canada

Abstract Echinococcosis is a rare but endemic condition in people in Canada, caused by a zoonotic cestode for which the source of human infection is ingestion of parasite eggs shed by canids. The objectives of this study were to identify risk factors associated with infection and to measure the cost-utility of introducing an echinococcosis prevention […]