California wolf attacks: 2 Lassen cattle killed, 3 injured | Charlotte Observer

Wolves killed two calves during separate Lassen County incidents this month in what wildlife officials are calling the largest wolf attack on livestock since the predators returned to California.

The yearling cattle were killed by wolves on private land in western Lassen County, and three other cattle were found with tooth scrapes and other injuries, according to investigative reports from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

A ranch hand discovered the first attack July 13 after spotting “a wolf feeding on the carcass of an approximately 550-pound yearling cow,” which was reported to state and federal officials, a state report said.
via California wolf attacks: 2 Lassen cattle killed, 3 injured | Charlotte Observer

Cohabitation homme-loup en Europe : quatre scénarios proposés par les scientifiques

La recolonisation de l’Europe par les loups provoque des conflits lorsqu’ils pénètrent les zones à dominance humaine. En particulier, la prédation lupine sur les troupeaux provoque régulièrement la colère des éleveurs. Toutefois, les loups sont protégés par la Convention de Berne et la Directive Habitats, sauf cas très spécifiques (1).

via Cohabitation homme-loup en Europe : quatre scénarios proposés par les scientifiques

Zakaj je Martinova ovratnica prenehala oddajati signal? | Žurnal24

 

Projekt se ukvarja z ohranjanjem populacij velikih zveri – medveda, risa in volka na področju severnih Dinaridov, na mejnem območju med Hrvaško in Slovenijo. Posebna pozornost je namenjena zmanjševanju tveganj, ki ogrožajo velike zveri, preko informiranja, usposabljanja in z drugih aktivnosti.

Vodilni partner Carnivore Dinarice je Biotehniška fakulteta Univerze v Ljubljani, partnerja na slovenski strani sta še Zavod za gozdove Slovenije, Občina Pivka, na strani Hrvaške pa Javni zavod Nacionalni park Risnjak, Veterinarska fakulteta Univerze v Zagrebu, WWF Adria, občina Vrbovsko ter Primorsko-goranska županija. Pridruženi partnerji so še Zavod RS za varstvo narave, Hrvaška agencija za okolje in naravo ter NINA Norveški inštitut za raziskovanje narave.
via Zakaj je Martinova ovratnica prenehala oddajati signal? | Žurnal24

A tale of two travelers – Boulder Weekly

A gray wolf has appeared in Colorado and is running free in the Rockies. On July 8, the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife (CPW) released photos of a dark male wolf ranging through a green mountain valley in Jackson County, Colorado. The following day, Governor Jared Polis tweeted a video of the wolf that was filmed by a private citizen. The wolf is wearing a radio telemetry collar, evidence that it likely has ventured to our state from the wolf packs in and around Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park.

By most estimations, the wolf has likely moved south looking for a mate in an area where many suitable partners once lived. But that is no longer the case as wolves in Colorado were driven to extinction decades ago by systematic hunting, trapping and poisoning, as well as loss of habitat and prey to agriculture and extractive industries.

via A tale of two travelers – Boulder Weekly

New survey methods will help produce the first estimate of total wolf numbers since 2015 | Outdoors | idahocountyfreepress.com

Wolf report: 659 live in Idaho: Fewer packs counted in 2013 surveys

How many wolves are on the landscape in Idaho? That’s an often-asked question that Idaho Fish and Game is aiming to answer using game cameras during a new statewide population monitoring program.

In recent months, Fish and Game staff have deployed over 800 game cameras in a high-density grid throughout the state, which will take millions of pictures. When Fish and Game staff collect the cameras at the end of September, researchers will download and analyze the photos and apply statistical modeling to estimate the population.

Sifting through millions of photos will be labor intensive, but Fish and Game Wildlife Research Manager Mark Hurley is aiming to early next year have the most robust and accurate count of wolves ever in Idaho, and the first scientific population estimate since 2015.
via New survey methods will help produce the first estimate of total wolf numbers since 2015 | Outdoors | idahocountyfreepress.com

Michigan AG Blasts Proposal To Delist Gray Wolves – Keweenaw Report

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is urging the US Fish and Wildlife Service to abandon what she calls a “flawed” proposal on gray wolves.

“The Service’s strategy to delist the gray wolf seems to be ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again,” said Nessel. This is the 10th attempt to remove the gray wolf from the endangered list by the Service in less than 20 years. The gray wolf species has a population of less than 16,000 nationwide, 11,000 of which are in Alaska.

Nessel sent a letter to the agency last week criticizing the move to remove the gray wolf from the endangered and threatened wildlife list. In her letter, Nessel urges the Service not to hinge its rationale for delisting the species on Michigan’s successful and innovative wolf-recovery efforts.
via Michigan AG Blasts Proposal To Delist Gray Wolves – Keweenaw Report

Ottawa biologist meets wolf — at 1 a.m. in his tent | Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa’s Paul Sokoloff was doing a peaceful survey of plants in the High Arctic when a wolf stuck its head into his tent.

So Sokoloff did the only thing that made sense. He grabbed his camera.

Sokoloff is a plant biologist at the Canadian Museum of Nature and has just returned from a three-week expedition charting the plants of several Arctic sites. He was at Lake Hazen on Ellesmere Island when he woke up in the bright Arctic night and saw an Arctic wolf poking its head through his tent door.

“Just its face (came in), thank God,” he said.

“I took a picture because that’s the first thing you think of when a wolf comes into your tent. I started yelling at it. It’s 1:30 in the morning, so I’m waking up the rest of the camp.

“Troy (another biologist) hears this and he starts yelling at the wolf. And the wolf, instead of getting spooked, says, ‘Oh there are people over here too,’ and went over to Troy’s tent and proceeded to be curious.

via Ottawa biologist meets wolf — at 1 a.m. in his tent | Ottawa Citizen