Wolf in Saxony to be shot as possible threat to humans

A two-year-old male wolf in the eastern German state of Saxony is to be shot after being regularly seen looking for food near human habitations, the Environment Ministry in Dresden said on Thursday. The ministry said the wolf, which has been given the number MT6 and is living in the region of Görlitz, had not kept […]

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 […]

Jogger in Gartow: Zweifel an Wolfsbegegnung

The article was submitted to Wolf Education International by reader, Peter Kosmalla. Thank you. “Ein Jogger soll am ersten Weihnachtsfeiertag in Gartow (Landkreis Lüchow-Dannenberg) von zwei Jungwölfen an der Hand berührt worden sein. Das zumindest hatten der Jogger und der verantwortliche Wolfsberater Peter Burkhardt behauptet. Nun hat der für Wolfsfragen zuständige Landesbetrieb für Wasserwirtschaft, Küsten- […]

Standards for the monitoring of the Central European wolf population in Germany and Poland

Summary Germany and Poland share a joint wolf population ‐ the Central European population. For a joint assessment of the status of transboundary populations, the underlying data must be comparable. In 2012, the members of the Polish‐German wolf working group decided to commission the development of joint monitoring standards as a prerequisite to allow a robust population‐level […]

Prowling wolf reaches outskirts of Munich

DNA tests on the carcasses of lambs reveal that a wolf has been hunting around the forests east of Munich. Local authorities don’t believe the animal poses a threat to humans. Source: Prowling wolf reaches outskirts of Munich – The Local

Kids’ school trip cancelled over wolf fears – The Local

Kindergartens in Lower Saxony have cancelled a trip to the forest for their pupils over parents’ fears that the children might be attacked by wolves. Source: Kids’ school trip cancelled over wolf fears – The Local

Jäger entkommt Wolfsattacke

Kreis Lüneburg: Jäger entkommt Wolfsangriff nur knapp durch Warnschuss. Es ist die erste aktenkundige Wolfsattacke in Deutschland seit den 1970er Jahren. Die ganze Geschichte, sowie die merkwürdige Reaktion der Behörden lesen Sie exklusiv im neuen JÄGER. English translation by Google: *Update* – April 13, 2015 7:45 am. A response from Dr. Valerius Geist about the […]

Jungwölfe verlassen Rudel

Die Jährlinge wandern dann in verschiedene Himmelsrichtungen los, um sich eigene Territorien und Partner zu suchen“, so Wolfs-Forscherin Gesa Kluth (44) vom Lupus-Institut. Diese Wölfe bei Wriedel sind fast ein Jahr alt und werden erwachsen. Foto – Mark Bittner Rough English translation: “The Yearlings then wander off in different directions in order to own territories […]

Wölfe reißen unsere Schafe

Hannover/Vechta – Die tote Heidschnucke liegt in einer Wanne, Bissspuren am Hals, die Bauchdecke aufgerissen. Schafzüchter Sebastian Ostmann und Günter Lindeburg tragen den Kadaver direkt vor das Umweltministerium. Makaberer Protest: Die Schäfer fordern mehr Schutz vor Wolfsangriffen auf ihre Herden. Rough English Translation: “Hannover / Vechta – The Dead Heidschnucke is located in a tub, […]

Wölfe jagen Spaziergängerin – Frau kollabiert!

Eine 59-jährige Frau aus Amelinghausen wurde am vergangenen Freitag, den 6.2.2015, im Kreis Lüneburg mit ihren Hunden im Wald von Wölfen verfolgt, geriet dabei in Panik, erlitt einen Nervenzusammenbruch und musste vom Notarzt behandelt werden. Rough English Translation: A Woman and Her Dogs Followed by Wolves A 59-year-old woman from Amelinghausen, was followed last Friday, […]