FOTO:Sobivanje velikih zveri in ljudi je velik izziv

Crni lug, Nacionalni park Risnjak – Čez dve leti, ko se bo iztekel projekt Carnivora Dinarica, bo v Krpanovem domu v Pivki deloval center za velike zveri, ki bo osrednja točka dinarsko-kraškega prostora Slovenije o velikih zvereh in sobivanju ljudi ter živali. Končana pa bo tudi raziskava o posledicah ograje na meji s Hrvaško in o njenem vplivu na živalski svet.

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California’s Gray Wolves Still Protected, Court Rules | Time

(LOS ANGELES) — A California judge on Monday upheld protection for gray wolves under the state’s Endangered Species Act, rejecting a legal challenge from ranchers and farmers who fear the predators will threaten their livestock.The judge in San Diego ruled that California was right to list the wolves as endangered in 2014. A lawsuit on behalf of the California Farm Bureau Federation and the California Cattlemen’s Association argued the listing was arbitrary because there are so few wolves in the state.

Source: California’s Gray Wolves Still Protected, Court Rules | Time

Is there a lone wolf in the Yakima Valley? Researcher wants to know | Local |

YAKIMA, Wash. — The search for wolves in Washington now extends into the south Cascades and Yakima County.Washington Department of Fish and 
 Wildlife officials haven’t yet
 confirmed a sighting in this region,
 but statewide wolf specialist Ben
 Maletzke believes it could 
 happen soon. He’s eager
 to investigate citizen
 reports of lone wolves
 in the Cowiche area as
 well as the Nile Basin 
 north of Yakima, and 
 he encouraged others 
 to share any evidence
 they might find.
 Those efforts from
 staff and the general
 public play a key
 role in gathering information for the agency’s
 annual report, which
 attempts to track wolf behavior and provide population estimates that guide policy decisions. Work began in earnest at the start of 2019, and Maletzke said results should be finalized by the end of March.

Source: Is there a lone wolf in the Yakima Valley? Researcher wants to know | Local |

Bruselas velará por la “recolonización” del lobo ibérico en Sierra Morena

El lobo ibérico volverá a Sierra Morena. Es, al menos, la intención de la Comisión Europea, que en un reciente escrito remitido a la Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación del Territorio destaca la “necesidad de continuar trabajando en la recolonización de la especie”. En el texto, al que ha tenido acceso el Día, Bruselas destaca, literalmente, “la necesidad de continuar mejorando las condiciones sociales para aceptar la presencia del lobo, mejorando el conocimiento y promoviendo medidas para consolidar e incrementar su población”. El objetivo es que exista “conectividad con el resto de la población mediterránea”.

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Annual wolf count delayed by government shutdown | Latest News |

PINETOP — How many Mexican gray wolves are out there? That’s the question that the annual winter wolf count is designed the answer.The aerial count was scheduled to begin January 21 and run through February 2, but has been delayed indefinitely due to the partial government shutdown.“Our first flight was going to be the 21st, that was the plan,” said J. Paul Greer, leader of the Interagency Field Team that manages the wolves for the Arizona Game and Fish Department.Greer said the the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the lead agency for the aerial count. USFWS is the federal agency in charge of carrying out the Endangered Species Act and working to help animals listed as endangered, such as the Mexican gray wolf, to recover.

Source: Annual wolf count delayed by government shutdown | Latest News |

Border walls already take a toll on wildlife | TheHill

Two years ago, along the southern border west of El Paso, a Mexican gray wolf loped north through the Chihuahuan Desert and into the United States. A few days later, unable to find a mate, he returned to Mexico.Today, an 18-foot-high steel barrier could block his path. Sections of President Trump’s border wall built in recent weeks slice through 20 miles of this remote New Mexico desert, where a creature’s ability to traverse vast distances can be a matter of life and death.Mexican wolves are one of the most endangered mammals on the continent, with just 114 in New Mexico and Arizona and a few dozen across the border in Sonora, Mexico. With a narrow gene pool, their long-term survival may hinge on crossing the border to find mates, just as they did for thousands of years.Wolves are hardly the only wildlife threatened by the border wall. The new bollard-style barriers in New Mexico also obstruct the movements of kit foxes, cougars and ringtail cats. The walls fragment their populations and increase the risks of inbreeding.

Source: Border walls already take a toll on wildlife | TheHill

Wiltz: A large wolf surprises Parkston area hunters | The Daily Republic

By now you have probably heard bits and pieces about the Parkston wolf. During the early daylight hours of Wednesday, Jan. 9, Jim Sinkebeil and Jim More, both Minnesotans, were driving around the rural Parkston area looking for coyotes. Sinkebell is originally a Parkston native, and he still owns land in the Parkston area.Sinkebell shot what he thought was the biggest coyote he had ever seen near an old farmstead 5 miles east and 3 miles south of Parkston. When he showed his “coyote” to hunting buddy Bryan Maas of Parkston, Maas immediately suspected that they were looking at a wolf. The guys called Hutchinson County conservation officer Brian Humphrey of Menno, as well as state trapper Randy Becker of Mitchell.

Source: Wiltz: A large wolf surprises Parkston area hunters | The Daily Republic