Biotehniška fakulteta, Univerza v Ljubljani: Projekt Carnivora Dinarica omogoča čezmejno sodelovanje za dolgoročno ohranjanje velikih zveri

»Čezmejno sodelovanje in ekosistemske storitve za dolgoročno ohranjanje populacij velikih zveri v severnih Dinaridih« je polno ime projekta, ki bo uradno zaživel 1. septembra 2018 in se bo izvajal 30 mesecev, do konca februarja 2021. Projekt, v katerem je vodilni partner Biotehniška fakulteta Univerze v Ljubljani, se bo pričel 1. septembra 2018 in zaključil konec februarja 2021. Finančno ga je z 2.347.340,64 € podprl program sodelovanja Interreg V-A Slovenija – Hrvaška.

Source: Biotehniška fakulteta, Univerza v Ljubljani: Projekt Carnivora Dinarica omogoča čezmejno sodelovanje za dolgoročno ohranjanje velikih zveri

Famous Oregon wolf OR-7 sires 5th consecutive litter of pups | The Sacramento Bee

PORTLAND, Ore.A wolf known as OR-7 that established the first gray wolf pack in western Oregon in six decades has sired at least one pup for his fifth consecutive year, wildlife biologists said Wednesday.Three wolf pups were captured frolicking in front of a remote camera set up in southwest Oregon by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said Amaroq Weiss, of the Center for Biological Diversity. The footage was recorded in early July and released this week.

Source: Famous Oregon wolf OR-7 sires 5th consecutive litter of pups | The Sacramento Bee

Wolf pups caught on cam in Jackson County – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Pups from Oregon wolf OR-7 were captured on a trail camera earlier this summer. Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is sharing the video. In 2011, OR-7 left the Imnaha pack, eventually settling into a 155-square mile area of eastern Jackson County and Western Klamath County. By 2014, it was believed OR-7 found a mate in southwest Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists later learned OR-7 produced offspring with another wolf later that same year. The wolf’s pack continued to roam the southern Cascades, producing at least two pups each year

Source: Wolf pups caught on cam in Jackson County – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

Italy’s fractious coalition clashes over proposal to shoot wolves

They have clashed over immigration, vaccinations and big infrastructure projects, but now the two parties in Italy’s fractious coalition have their claws out over wolves.Sharply differing stances have emerged between the hard-Right League and the populist Five Star Movement over what to do about the country’s burgeoning wolf population.Driven almost to extinction in Italy by the 1970s but then given protection, there are now around 2,000 wild wolves in Italy.Around 1,500 live in the Apennine mountains that form the country’s spine and the rest in the Alps.Hailed by conservationists as a success story, the wolves are loathed by many farmers, who say they kill their livestock.There have been protests by landowners, especially in mountain areas, where the large expanses of land mean it is harder to protect flocks with electric fences.

Source: Italy’s fractious coalition clashes over proposal to shoot wolves

Togo wolf pack members kill another cow in northeast Washington | The Spokesman-Review

Members of the Togo wolf pack killed a cow in the Colville National Forest and injured another last week, according to state wildlife officials.The Togo pack is responsible for five depredations in the last 10 months, including two in November 2017 and one in May.On Wednesday Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials were notified about a potential wolf depredation near Danville, Washington in Ferry County.WDFW staff investigated the dead cow and documented “bite lacerations with associated hemorrhaging, signs of a struggle down a steep hill and around the cow carcass, and recent wolf activity in the area,” according to a WDFW news release.

Source: Togo wolf pack members kill another cow in northeast Washington | The Spokesman-Review

North Carolina gov: Endangered wolf protection should stay | Charlotte Observer

RALEIGH, N.C.North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is urging federal authorities not to reduce protections for endangered red wolves, a species unique to the state.In a letter sent to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Monday, Gov. Roy Cooper asked the agency to maintain the current five-county conservation area for the endangered species.”The wild red wolf is part of the cultural and economic fabric of our state and is the only wolf Unique to the United States.” Cooper said in the letter, later adding that he had directed agencies under his control to work with federal wildlife officials to help with conservation efforts. “There is a viable path forward for North Carolina’s red wolves living in the wild.”

Source: North Carolina gov: Endangered wolf protection should stay | Charlotte Observer