Canadian Wolves Released at Isle Royale – Isle Royale National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

HOUGHTON, MICH- During a narrow weather window between storms last week, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF) successfully transferred four wolves to Isle Royale National Park. Earlier this winter, severe weather on both sides of the border hampered the ability to capture and transfer wolves. However, NPS staff worked diligently with ONMRF and over the course of four days successfully translocated Canadian wolves. Two mainland wolves, one female and one male from the same pack and both with a black coat color variation, were captured on crown land near Wawa, Ontario, and transferred to Isle Royale. Weather cleared long enough on Thursday to provide an opportunity to access Michipicoten Island Provincial Park, where two males were captured.

Source: Canadian Wolves Released at Isle Royale – Isle Royale National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

Wolf caught in Bengal’s Jhargram

Residents of villages near Jhargram caught an Indian Wolf on Thursday morning after the animal had attacked four men and as many women.The animal was taken to Jhargram Zoo Hospital to ascertain whether any injury has made it aggressive.The injured have been admitted to Jhargram District Hospital. They are from Shimuldanga, Ghritakham, Jarulia and Kundaldihi villages, all of which are located in dense forests.A 30-year-old man from Jamboni, Lalmohan Soren, died two months ago after a wolf mauled his neck. It could not be verified whether the animal that was caught on Thursday was the one that had killed Lalmohan.“Indian Wolves are at times spotted in Jhargram forests. It appears the adult male that was caught today entered the villages in search of food. Local people caught the animal after it attacked a goat at Kendashole village,” an official in the forest department said. “The wolf was not part of the pack that was roaming the area.”

Source: Wolf caught in Bengal’s Jhargram

“El Plan de Gestión del Lobo no da soluciones a la mortalidad ilegal, el mayor problema al que se enfrenta la especie”

Izquierda Unida de Cantabria ha registrado esta mañana ocho alegaciones al Plan de Gestión del Lobo, con el objetivo de “recuperar el consenso de la Mesa del Lobo” que el Gobierno “rompió” en 2017. IU solicita a la Dirección General de Medio Natural de la Consejería de Medio Rural del Gobierno de Cantabria que admita dichas alegaciones para que “el documento garantice realmente el buen estado de conservación del lobo en Cantabria de forma compatible con el mantenimiento y la rentabilidad de la ganadería extensiva”, y es que el portavoz de la formación, Israel Ruiz Salmón, ha denunciado hoy jueves en rueda de prensa que el Plan de Gestión del Lobo “no detalla las soluciones que se pretenden aplicar a la mortalidad ilegal, el mayor problema al que se enfrenta la especie” y ha asegurado que “es indispensable dotar de material y medios humanos adecuados al personal encargado de vigilar las actividades cinegéticas, limitar las autorizaciones y acotar su horario, de acuerdo a su jornada laboral, así como dar pasos serios y creíbles en la lucha contra los cebos envenenados”.

Source: “El Plan de Gestión del Lobo no da soluciones a la mortalidad ilegal, el mayor problema al que se enfrenta la especie”

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

El lobo era inocente: 20 investigados por cobrar ayudas por ataques falsos

Los daños provocados en el ganado por animales silvestres (lobos, osos, buitres…) son indemnizados en diversas comunidades de forma relativamente rápida y generosa. Con estas subvenciones o compensaciones, las administraciones públicas intentan reducir, por ejemplo, el rechazo de algunos colectivos sociales (como los ganaderos) a la recuperación o reintroducción de la fauna autóctona.Es de suponer que, en la mayoría de casos, las denuncias por ataques de fauna silvestre responde a incidentes reales pero desde hace años existen sospechas de que este sistema de compensación económica es aprovechado de forma fraudulenta.

Source: El lobo era inocente: 20 investigados por cobrar ayudas por ataques falsos

‘Carnivore cleansing’ is damaging ecosystems, scientists warn | Environment | The Guardian

A plea to restore populations of some of the world’s most dangerous animals has been made by scientists who claim the loss of large carnivores is damaging ecosystems.More than three-quarters of the 31 species of large land predators, such as lions and wolves, are in decline, according to a new study. Of these, 17 species are now restricted to less than half the territory they once occupied.Large carnivores have already been exterminated in many developed regions, including western Europe and eastern United States – and the same pattern of “carnivore cleansing” is being repeated throughout the world, said scientists.

Source: ‘Carnivore cleansing’ is damaging ecosystems, scientists warn | Environment | The Guardian

Descendants of historic Pennsylvania wolves live in Montana | Outdoors | helenair.com

BRIDGER — In the dry sagebrush foothills west of here, sheltered in the rain shadow of the imposing Beartooth Mountains, lives an unusual bit of Pennsylvania history — 35 descendants of the McCleery buffalo wolves.“It’s just a fascinating story, the history of these animals,” said Diane Gallegos, executive director of Wolf Haven International, a Tenino, Washington-based wolf rescue group.Gallegos’ foundation became the new owners of the captive wolves this year, taking over a legacy that dates back to 1921. That’s when Edward McCleery — a Kane, Pennsylvania, physician — began buying wolf pups as animals were being exterminated across the West for killing livestock. His first purchase was of a captive 9-month-old wolf from a Sheridan, Wyoming, zoo.

Source: Descendants of historic Pennsylvania wolves live in Montana | Outdoors | helenair.com