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 […]

Madrid to double farmers’ compensation fund for wolf attacks

Madrid’s regional government is to double its compensation fund for farmers who lose animals to wolves after a steep increase in fatal attacks in the last year. Wolves, hunted to the brink of extinction over the past seven decades, have begun to reappear in the region in recent years. Their return has been most keenly […]

$200,000 and counting: See what it cost to protect one Michigan farm from wolves

Much of the estimated $200,000-plus is in soft money – administrative time and field work – in addition to about 38,000 in direct cash for cattle-loss claims and other assistance.“The amount of effort (US. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services) has provided … is significant,” wrote Brian Roell, wildlife biologist for the Michigan Department of Natural […]