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 […]

Washington’s wolf peacemaker ends her tenure

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — High-profile mediator Francine Madden this week wrapped up her three-year mission to corral the conflicts humans have over wolves in Washington. Madden succeeded in getting people with different views to collaborate, but money to fund her contract has run out, Department of Fish and Wildlife wolf manager Donny Martorello said. Madden teared […]

Wolf fatally shot, tied to weight and dumped in lake

*Staff Note* – In the second paragraph of this “teaser,” the author/editor opted to use the term “whose body” describing the body of a wolf that was dumped into a lake. It should be noted that a wolf is not a human being and should not be given terms of human qualities to describe any […]

France to let wolf population grow by 40% despite anger from farmers

The French government has announced it will allow the wolf population to grow 40% despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks. A new strategy unveiled by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron will enable the number of wolves to increase from an estimated 360 now to 500 […]

Backlash after Italian councils allow bears and wolves to be shot

Two northern Italian councils have legalized the shooting of wild wolves and bears, plans which have been met with backlash from animal rights organizations and the Minister for the Environment.<<<Read More>>>

When Hunting’s Gunfire Becomes a Dinner Bell

Ethologist Dr.Valerius Geist in British Columbia is the former program director of Environmental Sciences at U. Calgary, and he is known world-wide for his studies and writings about large game animals. Val recently sent me an e-mail about something that hunters should be aware of. What prompted Val’s e-mail is that he had just received […]

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

By Dr. Valerius Geist

Wolf Attacks Two Children in Poland

WOLF BEISST KINDE Am Dienstagabend wurden in Strzebowiska und Przysłup im polnischen Karpatenvorland nahe der slowakischen Grenze vermutlich zwei Kinder von einem Wolf angegriffen, wie polnische Medien berichten. Die verletzte Kinder wurden ins Krankenhaus gebracht, ihr Leben sei aber nicht in Gefahr. Bei den Verletzten handelt es sich um ein acht Jahre altes Mädchen und einen zehnjähriger […]

George Orwell, call your office re: Wolves

The attached news report of a presentation touting the re-introduction of wolves in Colorado is so egregious, we debated even placing it on the Wolf Education International website.  Upon further examination, it was thought to be so misleading and so full of disinformation that it might serve as a useful example of how the public […]

Wölfe am Hochstand auf der Lauer (Wolf at the high stand in wait)

James Beers, a contributor to Wolf Education International, had the following to say about this wolf behavior: “Lest some will trumpet this as yet another indication of the purported intellectual capacity of wild canids.  Alligators in Louisiana have for decades exhibited a similar proclivity. As it was explained to me years ago by an old […]