Christmas Lights And Pitchforks: Terrified Russian Villagers Try To Keep Encroaching Wolves At Bay

MORINO/SERYODKA, Russia — Colorful Christmas lights festoon the streets of the remote Pskov Oblast village of Morino from October until May. The cheerful decorations look more than passing strange against the background of ramshackle wooden houses and unpaved streets, but they serve a purpose. Locals are convinced the bright and blinking decorations help keep the […]

Norway’s wolf cull pits sheep farmers against conservationists

Conservation groups worldwide were astonished to hear of the recent, unprecedented decision to destroy 70% of the Norway’s tiny and endangered population of 68 wolves, the biggest cull for almost a century. But not everyone in Norway is behind the plan. The wildlife protection group Predator Alliance Norway, for example, has campaign posters that talk of wolves […]

State orders killing of wolves from 2 more packs

SPOKANE, WASH.  Wolves from two packs that have been preying on cattle in the northeastern corner of the state will be killed, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday morning. Hunters will kill members of the Smackout Pack in Stevens County and members of the Togo Pack in Ferry County, the agency said. […]

Wolves may be moving to Western Washington

GRANITE FALLS, Wash. – Wolves in Western Washington—the Department of Fish and Wildlife says it’s a real possibility, and more and more people are reporting unverified sightings. “I’ve been hunting since I was 13,” Becca Van Tassell, a Granite Falls native, told us. So it’s safe to say she’s familiar with western Washington’s resident wildlife; she’s even […]

Have Doubts That Wolves Are Ravaging Idaho? Come See For Yourselves.

Reporters from McClatchy News Service in Sacramento, California, sure got duped in writing an Aug. 20 story about wolves in Idaho that showered the Statesman’s readers with misinformation. One of the biggest misrepresentations in the article was that USDA APHIS Wildlife Services killed 691,895 animals from 2015-2017. What the article neglected to say is that […]

2018 Depredation Chart

Here is the data we’ve gathered so far this summer on cattle depredation.  I can name the owners of each kill except on the Grouse Flats and Teanaway events. The Smackout pack killed a replacement heifer on PRIVATE Ground this past weekend. ALL the smackout depredations this year are on PRIVATE Ground. The biologists (Beers, […]

Global Socioeconomic Impact of Cystic Echinococcosis

Abstract Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is an emerging zoonotic parasitic disease throughout the world. Human incidence and livestock prevalence data of CE were gathered from published literature and the Office International des Epizooties databases. Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and monetary losses, resulting from human and livestock CE, were calculated from recorded human and livestock cases. Alternative […]

Maps: Wolves in France 2008 vs. 2016

Wolves on the rebound across B.C. — here’s how to live with them

“We’ve demonized wolves, but now people tend to either fear them or idolize them,” she said. “And we’re maybe not giving them the respect they need as wild animals that do have potential for danger.” “I hope people will learn to see wolves for what they are, not for what we want or perceive them to […]

Oregon to craft new proposal for managing wolves

A new framework for managing wolves that repeatedly prey on livestock may have the support of both Oregon ranchers and conservation groups, if the state can find enough money to pay for it. The idea came as groups sat down for the second time with a mediator on Tuesday as part of the Oregon Department […]