Wolves in the West: Wolf management in Idaho

Nearly 25 years after Rocky Mountain gray wolves were reintroduced to Central Idaho, wolves have had a negative impact on ranching and rural communities that likely will never go away and could get worse, officials say. In the past two years, wolves set new records for killing cattle and sheep in Idaho. They also killed […]

Arrival of wolves worries SW Oregon ranchers

WINSTON, Ore. — Livestock owners who attended the recent Douglas County Livestock Association’s Spring Conference were in total agreement that wolves would have an impact on their operations sooner rather than later. These ranchers graze cattle, sheep and goats in the foothills on the west side of the Cascade Mountains and on the east side […]

LOCAL RANCHER DEALS WITH LOSING LIVESTOCK TO ‘ROGUE’ WOLF PACK

PROSPECT, Ore. — Ted Birdseye owns 276 acres on the Mil-Mar Ranch in Prospect. Between horses, cattle, and dogs, he oversees almost 100 animals on his property. Birdseye said that he has lived on the property with his family for four years, and wolf attacks have been on the rise. By now, Birdseye claims that the […]

Wolf kills flock of sheep

French farmers blame wolf attacks for the deaths of a more than 50 sheep and goats in a single night. The attack took place in Avançon, in the Hautes-Alpes region of France. The following morning, the farmer affected reported eight ewes, 21 lambs and four kids killed, with 10 kids and 16 lambs missing.<<<Read More>>>

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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 […]

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 […]

Guest Column: Wolf expansion has ranchers worried about their livelihoods

Recent decisions by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to expand the number of Mexican wolves and the area the wolves are allowed to roam, has Greenlee County ranchers extremely worried. Wolves will now be allowed to roam freely across all of Greenlee County and about two-thirds of both Arizona and New Mexico. The Fish […]

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