Ecologistas en Acción denuncia la persecución del lobo en Picos de Europa por cazadores y ganaderos

Ecologistas en Acción ha denunciado la actual persecución del lobo ibérico en el Parque Nacional de Picos de Europa por parte de cazadores y ganaderos y plantea un conjunto de propuestas para favorecer la coexistencia de la especie con esas actividades. La ONG ha publicado el informe ‘Análisis y propuestas sobre el lobo en el Parque Nacional De los Picos de Europa. Propuestas para vivir en la biodiversidad’, que ha realizado en el marco del proyecto ‘Vivir con lobos’ que desarrolla desde hace tres años con ganaderos de las zonas loberas. El estudio denuncia el lobo es objetivo de varios intereses encontrados en el Parque Nacional de Picos de Europa y se refiere en particular a los ganaderos y al sector cinegético y lamenta que los intereses de estos sectores “siguen prevaleciendo” sobre el interérs general de conservación de los hábitats y especies que debería predominar en un parque nacional.

Source: Ecologistas en Acción denuncia la persecución del lobo en Picos de Europa por cazadores y ganaderos

The wolves are back Local attitudes towards the recently re populated grey wolf and wolf management in Buekk National Park, Hungary.

Abstract

Parallel to trends in North America and elsewhere in Europe, the number of large carni-vores is slowly increasing in Hungary, including within the Bükk National Park (BNP). After almost a century of absence, the wolf (Canis lupus) re-entered the BNP in 2010, and human-wolf conflicts of livestock depredation and competition for wild game immediate-ly followed. Local acceptance is a key factor in successful large carnivore conservation and coexistence. Utilizing a household questionnaire administered in 3 local villages and semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders, in this exploratory study we assessed local at-titudes and the suite of demographic, socio-economic, and cultural variables which shape them, and their implications towards wolf management in BNP. Our results are similar to global trends, namely attitudes are varied towards institutions responsible for wolf man-agement, and towards wolves themselves with Wolf Attitude Index values ranging from –20 to 22 (M = 0.59, SD = 10.874, n = 51) reflecting positive, neutral and negative sentiments. We demonstrate that attitudes towards wolves are largely determined by communication channels concerning wolf knowledge and hunting orientation. These factors are discussed, along with recommendations towards expanded research and enhanced coexistence.

Source: dokumentum címe – The-wolves-are-back-Local-attitudes-towards-the-recently-re-populated-grey-wolf-and-wolf-management-in-Buekk-National-Park-Hungary.pdf

Germany relaxes laws on wolf culling amid attacks on livestock

Germany slightly relaxed its tough laws on the culling of wolves on Wednesday, amid concern growing numbers pose a threat to livestock.Under new rules introduced by Angela Merkel’s government, licensed hunters will be called in to shoot wolves where there have been clear attacks on livestock.As it is often impossible to tell which animal carried out an attack, the reform raises the possibility that entire packs will be shot.Previously it was only permitted to cull wolves that could be shown to pose a threat to human safety.

Source: Germany relaxes laws on wolf culling amid attacks on livestock

Wolves return to Germany – along with anti-immigrant hostilities | The Independent

They struck at dawn and left a trail of blood and body parts. There were six, maybe seven perpetrators. One had calmly passed Annett Hertweck’s car as she was speeding down the forest path to the scene of the massacre near the eastern village of Forstgen, Germany. Only then did she see the bodies. Dozens of them.“It was horrific,” she says. The culprits were wolves, descended from Polish forebears. The victims were German sheep, 55 of them. Extinct for the best part of a century, Germany’s most notorious fairytale baddie is back. Wolves have been slipping across the Polish border for years, gradually settling into rural Germany. There are only a few hundred of them.But to hear some politicians tell it, the country is facing an invasion. And the way they talk about wolves is strikingly similar to how they talk about immigrants, turning the animal into an object of terror – and the discussion into an allegory for the nation’s simmering culture wars. Between urban elites and rural left-behinds. Between west and east. And also between those who welcome wolves – and immigrants – and those who fear them.

Source: Wolves return to Germany – along with anti-immigrant hostilities | The Independent

Pastirski psi: Odkar imajo tornjake, je čreda ovac neokrnjena | Dnevnik

Andrej in Aleš Sedmak sta že pred leti ugotovila, da so tornjaki zelo dobri pastirski psi, če jih pravilno vzgojiš. To so spoznali tudi na Zavodu za gozdove Slovenije, ki bo rejcem drobnice financiral dve tretjini stroškov ob nakupu tornjaka.

Source: Pastirski psi: Odkar imajo tornjake, je čreda ovac neokrnjena | Dnevnik

Un rapport scientifique estime que trop de loups sont tués en France – Sciences et Avenir

TIRS. Tuer des loups pour réduire leurs attaques sur les troupeaux de moutons principalement sur les estives de l’arc alpin, est-ce une méthode efficace ? Sans pour autant repousser ces mesures d’abattages, les experts de l’Office national de la chasse et de la faune sauvage (ONCFS) et du Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (MNHN) soulignent que personne n’est capable aujourd’hui d’affirmer que ces tirs atteignent bien leur objectif. Les auteurs de cette “démarche d’évaluation prospective à l’horizon 2025/2030 et viabilité à long terme” du loup en France appellent de leur vœux une gestion plus intelligente de l’espèce. Aujourd’hui, affirment-ils, l’autorisation de tuer 36 individus produit un taux de mortalité de l’ensemble de la population qui met en danger la pérennité du loup en France.

Source: Un rapport scientifique estime que trop de loups sont tués en France – Sciences et Avenir

German environment minister Schulze takes aim at wolves | News | DW | 03.03.2019

Farmers should be allowed to shoot wolves that cause “serious agricultural damage,” Germany’s Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said in an interview. She aims to change the laws that are protecting the predators.

Source: German environment minister Schulze takes aim at wolves | News | DW | 03.03.2019