Recolonizing gray wolves increase parasite infection risk in their prey

Abstract The recent recolonization of Central Europe by the European gray wolf (Canis lupus) provides an opportunity to study the dynamics of parasite transmission for cases when a definitive host returns after a phase of local extinction. We investigated whether a newly established wolf population increased the prevalence of those parasites in ungulate intermediate hosts […]

Gray wolves return to Mt. Hood forest

Gray wolves have been spotted on the Mt. Hood National Forest, placing even more pressure on wildlife officials to formalize statewide wolf management policy. On Jan. 4, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife captured images, through wildlife cameras, of two wolves traveling through remote parts of the Mount Hood territory. This marked the first […]

Two Gray Wolves Were Spotted Traveling Together For the First Time Ever On Mt. Hood

In 1997, a wolf entered Oregon for the first time in over 50 years, by swimming across the Snake River. That wolf was promptly darted and hauled back to Idaho. But, by 2007 small packs began establishing themselves in Oregon—namely in the eastern part of the state. Until now, only single migrating wolves had been […]

140 Years Ago Wolves Still Ate People in Estonia

On a cold day, a tipsy drum player happened to come home in the dark in Tartu County. While on the road, he was attacked by a pack of wolves. Only some rags and bare bones were left of the poor man. The wolves’ hunger had been such that even the skin of the drum […]

Resurgent wolf is back in Belgium after more than 100 years

The wild wolf has returned for the first time in more than a century to Belgium, which has become the last country in continental Europe to report a sighting of the resurgent species. The animal, which was wearing an electronic tracker, was detected in the Northern Belgian region of Flanders this month. The tracker showed the wolf had […]

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

Conservationists Line up Against Ending Wolf Management

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservationists pushed back Wednesday against a bill that would end state wolf management efforts and bar state police from investigating wolf poaching, saying the measure will open the door to indiscriminate wolf hunts and won’t help get the animals off the federal endangered species list. The bill will create a perception […]

Habituation, Taming, Social Dominance Assertions, and “Freedom of the Woods”

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

Science and Scholarship Abused, and the Counter-Productive “Conservation” of Wolves in North America and Europe

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

France approves cull to save sheep

“Over 8,000 farm animals, mostly sheep, were killed in attacks blamed on wolves in the past year—mainly in the south-east of the country. Farmers say that electric fences and fearsome dogs are powerless in the face of the predators and are demanding greater culls.”<<<Read More>>>