Wolves, bears and lynx will be reintroduced to Scotland ‘over my dead body’, minister tells farmers

Wolves, bears and lynx will be reintroduced to Scotland “over my dead body”, the SNP’s Rural Economy Minister has promised as he came under intense fire over the damage beavers are causing farming. Fergus Ewing told the NFU Scotland (NFUS) annual general meeting that the reintroduction of any species that make farming more difficult “won’t […]

A Brief History of Human/Predator Conflicts and Potent Lessons

By Dr. Valerius Geist – Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Coyotes: Kill or Koexist?

When unfamiliar residents move into your neighborhood, they may raise concerns, fear and even hostility among those already there. This is particularly true if the new arrivals are of a different species. Coyotes found this out a long time ago when human settlers began taking over much of their habitat. Now, people are finding out […]

LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS REMAIN HELPLESS AGAINST GRAY WOLVES

Livestock producers in the Upper Midwest remain mostly helpless protecting their animals from gray wolf attacks. Miles Kuschel ranches in northeast Minnesota and says he talked to a producer from his area who recently lost a calf. “He was about five miles south of us, so it’s near and dear every day.” Earlier this month, a federal appeals […]

ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF LARGE CARNIVORE-LIVESTOCK CONFLICTS IN ROMANI

Parasites, infections, wolves taking toll on Minnesota moose

“Meanwhile, only one in three moose calves born in spring 2016 made it through to the January aerial survey, he said. Most are being killed in their first few weeks by wolves and bear. That poor calf survival will make it “very difficult” for the state moose population to begin any rebound, DelGiudice said.”<<<Read More>>>

Wolves: A Plain and Simple Predator

Since wolves were introduced in the mid ’90s by Slick Willie, the current Democratic presidential frontrunner’s husband, wolf numbers have expanded unchecked. Just as a reminder, wolves were to be limited to a three-digit number and then removed from the endangered species list once that goal was attained. Today we’re staring at numbers that far […]

The Wolf at the Door

It is not often that you see wildness erupting into a man’s life, but it happened in front of me. Sotiris Stamoulis, a shepherd who keeps his 300 breeding goats in the beautiful blond wood pasture of Mount Gerania outside Corinth in central Greece, was only 18 inches away from my face but shouting his […]

Wisconsin (USA) lawmaker speaks after dog killed by wolf

“Mandy Onesti said she let her dogs out of her Bowler home on Saturday night and then heard squealing. She then saw a large animal drop her dog from its mouth. The wounded 2-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix ran back but later died.”…. “State Senator Tom Tiffany spoke with Newsline 9 on Friday about a […]

Kivalliq elder calls for cull of wolves, bears, wolverines to protect caribou

As you may know, those of you who are 60 to 70 years old remember that the last time the governments had programs to cull wolves was way back in the 1950s, and it didn’t last very long either. Wolves and other meat eaters were poisoned over one winter or so. As you may know, […]