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Wolf Return Conflicts & Solutions

Wolf Return Conflicts & Solutions

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 20 May 2019

Dogs Present Genetic Threat



Endangered Wolves Moving into Northern California
Wolves Moving into Northern California. Lassen Pack 6, remote trail camera, June 29, 2017, CDFG.
Lassen Pack 6, remote trail camera, June 29, 2017, CDFG. Bigger, and More.


Wolf Return Conflicts & Solutions

The Return of the Wolves,
University of Freiburg, May 20, 2019.


Success Breeds Problems
"The current return of wolves to human-dominated landscapes poses a major challenge for the protection of this species."

This Study
"...analyzed the existing knowledge on how to deal with large carnivores living in the wild in Europe and other parts of the world."

Study Goal
"The aim was to enable an objective, scientifically sound discussion of various scenarios of wolf management."

Why Problems?
"...farm animal slaughter, competition with hunters and human protection."

"...predators triggers a strong emotional debate."

Wolf Control
"...several studies show that control of populations by hunting does not resolve conflicts and can even lead to problems between humans and animals. "

"...not practicable in the highly fragmented European landscapes to the extent necessary to maintain a healthy wolf population."

Pay for Play
"From a legal standpoint, the least problematic situation is when no preventive measures are taken against the wolves, but farm animals are protected and compensation is paid for any damage caused."

Protection & Food Alternatives
"In addition to protecting farm animals with electric fences or guard dogs, for example, the researchers recommend strengthening the natural population of ungulates such as deer and red deer in order to prevent conflicts."

Negative Reinforcements
Wolf & Human
"...influencing wolf behavior and working towards proper human behavior."

"People must be convinced of the ecological value that the return of the wolves has. It is necessary to show that these animals pose a very low risk to human safety. However, we must not forget that wolves are large predators who demand respect."


Bottom Line

The Gray Wolf is being eliminated from listing under the Endangered Species Act. Your objection to that action can contribute to preventing it.

Your comments to the Fish & Wildlife Service rejecting the removal of the Gray Wolf from the Endangered Species Act are needed now. See the first link below.

Ca Dept Fish & Wildlife
Gray Wolf

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Wolf-dog 'swarms' threaten Europe's wolves,
University of Exeter, May 23, 2019.


"Swarms" of wolf-dog crossbreeds could drive Europe's wolves out of existence, according to the lead author of new research."

"The study, which allowed scientists to share their views anonymously, revealed agreement that people should be educated about the impact of free-roaming dogs, and that governments should remove wolf-dog hybrids from small and recovering wild wolf populations."

A wolf and a wolf-dog hybrid (darker coat) in Italy.


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