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 […]

Wolf cub hybrids face the chopping block in Germany

The wolf management authority wants to put down six wolf-labrador dogs, sparking an outcry from puppy lovers. The hybrids threaten the genetic future of the resurgent wolf population.<<<Read More>>>

Germany’s wolf population on the rise, new data shows

The number of wolves in Germany has grown, according to data released Wednesday by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and the Documentation and Counseling Center of the Federation of the Wolf (DBBW). The researchers, who counted the wolves by analyzing photographs of traps, animal feces, and other traces, found 60 packs are now […]

Animal rights activists camp out to stop culling of wolf in Germany

Animal rights activists have flocked to eastern Germany in a bid to prevent the culling of a wolf that has been preying on local farmers’ sheep. Activists from across Germany are camping out in the forests of Upper Lausitz, a sparsely populated area near the border with Poland, in an attempt to stop hunters tracking […]

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