Female wolf settles in the Netherlands and may have a mate – DutchNews.nl

A female wolf which has been roaming the northern part of the Veluwe national park in Gelderland can now be considered to be the first wolf to be officially settled there and off-spring may be on the way, wolf monitoring organisation Wolven in Nederland claims.A wolf is considered settled when it stays in a certain area for longer than six months. DNA in the wolf droppings, show that this is the case for Veluwe wolf GW998F, the organisation said, while droppings from a male wolf and tracks in the snow from both animals suggest that the female has found a mate.

Source: Female wolf settles in the Netherlands and may have a mate – DutchNews.nl

Germany’s wolves are on the rise thanks to a surprising ally: the military | Science | AAAS

Wolves are an impressive success story for wildlife recovery in central Europe, bouncing back from near extermination in the 20th century to a population of several thousand today. And in Germany, where populations have been growing by 36% per year, military bases have played a surprisingly central role in helping the animals reclaim habitat, a new analysis finds.

Source: Germany’s wolves are on the rise thanks to a surprising ally: the military | Science | AAAS

[Diptico] Efectos positivos de la presencia de lobos • Ecologistas en Acción

La ganadería extensiva se enfrenta a difíciles retos en la actualidad, como una PAC que no prioriza la sostenibilidad ni las pequeñas explotaciones, la dificultad para vender los productos a un precio justo o trabas para la venta directa.Pero la presencia funcional de lobo, que tiene indudables efectos positivos para la biodiversidad, también los tiene para actividades humanas que dependen del buen estado de los ecosistemas, como la ganadería extensiva.La presencia de la especie reduce el riesgo de transmisión de enfermedades entre algunas especies de fauna silvestre y el ganado, además ayuda a controlar la población y el comportamiento de ungulados silvestres que son sus presas potenciales, como corzos y jabalíes.

Source: [Diptico] Efectos positivos de la presencia de lobos • Ecologistas en Acción

Environnement | 24 loups pourront être prélevés

L’avenir dira si l’exécution du nouveau plan loup est à la hauteur des espérances qu’il porte.Mais ce programme d’actions mêlant la prévention, la défense des troupeaux, la gestion de l’espèce comme l’indemnisation des éleveurs, a recueilli hier l’unanimité des membres du groupe national loup.Un consensus que Christophe Castaner, le président du groupe national est heureux d’avoir trouvé. Le député PS des Alpes-de-Haute-Provence souligne “une vraie adhésion” des éleveurs et le soutien par exemple de la Fondation Nicolas Hulot.

Source: Environnement | 24 loups pourront être prélevés

Het is nu officieel: de wolf is een blijvertje in Nederland – Extra – DVHN.nl

De wolf is definitief terug in Nederland. Wolvin GW998f voelt zich al helemaal thuis op de Veluwe.Ze verblijft hier nu zes maanden en is daarmee officieel een blijvertje. Haar visitekaartje geeft ze af in de vorm van keutels en pootafdrukken. Enkele feiten op een rijtje over de nieuwste Nederlander: de wolf.

Source: Het is nu officieel: de wolf is een blijvertje in Nederland – Extra – DVHN.nl

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.

Source: FOTO:Sobivanje velikih zveri in ljudi je velik izziv

Germany wants looser rules on shooting wolves | The Japan Times

BERLIN – Germany’s agriculture minister wants to loosen restrictions on shooting wolves to reduce a growing population that threatens sheep and goats.Wolves disappeared from Germany a century ago after many were killed, in part because they are symbols of cunning and wickedness in German folklore but also because they attack farm animals and even humans.They have made a comeback across Germany, and the ministry says more than 600 now roam a northern belt from the border with Poland and the Czech Republic to the Dutch frontier.Wolves killed more than 1,000 farm animals in 2016, said the ministry. Farmers say their animals are being ravaged and hunters say wolves eat game they want to shoot and even damage trees.

Source: Germany wants looser rules on shooting wolves | The Japan Times