Lethal wolf take lands ODFW in hot water with both sides

*Staff Note* – Learned behavior with wolves is pack-wide not individual. When one member of a pack depredates on livestock, all members have or are learning the same behavior. Therefore, elimination of just one member of a pack will not stop the depredations on livestock. Fulfilling the predictions of ranchers and the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, […]

Livestock Guarding Dogs: from the Transhumance to Pre-Zygotic Selection

From January 2001 to October 2002 wolves were reported to have attacked livestock in 149 households on an area of 69.9 km2, killing 62 sheep, 7 cattle, 1 kid, 2 foals and 186 dogs (157 adult LGDs, 2 pups and 27 small dogs (herding dogs). Dogs were killed in 137 households, other livestock in 24. […]

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- […]

Addressing Complex Issues and Correcting Errors

3 Geist, V. April 12th 2015 re: Die Zeit, No 14, 1 April 2015 Dossier pp. 11-13 Dear Dr. Willeke, April 12th 2015 Regards: Die Zeit, No 14 1 April 2015 Dossier, Stefan Willeke, Die Wölfe kommen. pp. 11-13. Please extend my thank you to Sigrid Weise for sending me the layout – pdf of […]

Arctic Wolves Walk Right Up to Workers and “Sniff” Them

The following comment was made by Dr. Valerius Geist who has studied and documented wolf behavior. He has published his findings here. This is an excellent video of wolves EXPLORING (ALTERNATIVE PREY)! This is exactly what wolves of the first misbehaving pack we experienced here on Vancouver island were doing! This is what wolves on […]

Wolves Attack Chinese Villagers, Six People Left Disfigured

*Warning* – The linked-to article provided here by the WEI staff contains graphic photos, the results of wolves attacking humans in a Chinese village, that may not be suitable for all readers. Please consider the ramifications. “Horrific wolf attack in Chinese village leaves six people disfigured and one missing an ear after pack of five […]

Numerous Accounts of Surplus Kills by Wolves

Swedish Wolf Slaughters 20 Lambs in Killing Spree: “A blood-thirsty wolf in central Sweden went on a killing spree leaving seven animals dead, while a further 13 had to put down as a result of injuries sustained in the attack.” In this report is it stated in regards to the 20 lambs that were killed […]

Large Carnivores and Human Conflict

Valerius Geist, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science, Faculty of Environmental Design, The University of Calgary. From the many topics one can discuss about the conflicts of humans with large carnivores, I shall briefly deal with three, beginning with the basic human anti-predator adaptations. The following is based on zoology, not on anthropology as these topics […]

The effects of thousands of impoverished trappers and wolf bounties in northern Alberta early in the 20the century on predators, and its relation to the myth of the harmless wolf.

Valerius Geist November 26th 2010 The effects of thousands of impoverished trappers and wolf bounties in northern Alberta early in the 20the century on predators, and its relation to the myth of the harmless wolf. Dear Colleagues, I have been digging into historical literature in my quest to understand why in North America the myth […]

Misleading Advocacy, The Kenton Carnegie Tragedy and a Realistic Carnivore Conservation Policy – Essay No. 3 Fair Chase

3. Misleading Advocacy, The Kenton Carnegie Tragedy and a Realistic Carnivore Conservation Policy – Essay No. 3 Fair Chase by Dr. Valerius Geist – the link provided is to a PDF document