May 012017
 
POLL: Should Trump cut spending by disbanding wildlife "killing" services?

The recent deaths of Casey, a yellow Lab killed by a cyanide bomb in Idaho, as well as two other pet dogs who became unintended victims in Wyoming, have focused attention on the secretive government agency that planted those deadly M-44 explosives: Wildlife Services (WS), a program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and […]

Dec 142016
 
Madrid to double farmers' compensation fund for wolf attacks

Madrid’s regional government is to double its compensation fund for farmers who lose animals to wolves after a steep increase in fatal attacks in the last year. Wolves, hunted to the brink of extinction over the past seven decades, have begun to reappear in the region in recent years. Their return has been most keenly […]

Sep 222016
 
POLL: Should Norway's plan to cull its wolves be abandoned?

Norway is planning to cull more than two-thirds of its remaining wolves in a step that environmental groups say will be disastrous for the dwindling members of the species in the wild. There are estimated to be about 68 wolves remaining in the wilderness areas of Norway, concentrated in the south-east of the country, but […]

Sep 192016
 
Vaccines may save Africa’s rarest wolves from extinction

During his 1991 field season, Claudio Sillero-Zubiri trekked through the rugged highlands of Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains for his PhD research, searching for the world’s rarest canid: the Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis). Fewer than 1,000 wolves remained, making conservation work on the species imperative. But even Sillero-Zubiri began having trouble finding them alive. Instead, he came […]

Mar 222016
 
Spectacular Photos Reveal Newly Protected Great Bear Rainforest

Long heralded as the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest, the Great Bear forest in western British Columbia is home to a stunning array of wildlife, from birds to wolves to the iconic white Kermode, or spirit, bears. Conservationists and First Nations peoples have battled logging interests in the unique landscape for decades, but now a […]

Mar 072016
 
POLL: Should the slaughter of wolves in Finland be stopped?

There’s been a massacre in Finland. The country, which from afar looks to epitomize sustainable living, has slaughtered a third of its wolves this winter. Seventy-five wolves have been killed since the end of August: 43 in a government-sanctioned cull, and most of the rest under a licence system that allows “problem” wolves – those […]

Feb 032016
 
POLL: Should the wolf be delisted in more American states?

The U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday approved an amendment to a bill that orders wolves to be removed from federal Endangered Species Act protections in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming. The amendment, which also would prohibit courts from intervening on wolf status in those states, was added to the the so-called […]

Feb 012016
 
POLL: Should the wolf cull in Finland be stopped?

Finnish hunters have been authorised to kill nearly 20% of the country’s wolf population in a controversial trial cull that begins this weekend, aimed at managing stocks. Authorities hope the sanctioned hunt of nearly 50 of the country’s estimated 250 grey wolves will curb illegal poaching, which some rural landowners have resorted to in recent […]

Jan 112016
 
POLL: Should the wolf cull in Ontario be stopped?

As all controversial government announcements are released when no one is watching, so too was the announcement by the Wynne govt. to begin a wolf cull in Northern Ontario. Posted on Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights Registry on December 17, the Ontario govt. is proposing to remove the previous requirements for hunters to purchase a […]

Dec 072015
 
POLL: Should wolf hunting in Norway be banned?

Wolves have emerged as the most sought-after animal for Norwegian hunters this season, with 11,571 people registering for licences to shoot 16 animals – a ratio of 723 hunters per wolf. The animals – of which Norway may have as few as 30 living in the wild – top the league in new figures that […]

Dec 022015
 
POLL: Should wolves be rewilded in other countries?

Wolves have returned to a large national park on the outskirts of Warsaw, decades after they were wiped out there under a hunt launched by the communist authorities. “We’re really happy,” said Magdalena Kamińska, spokeswoman for the 150sq mile (385sq km) Kampinos national park, Poland’s second largest. “The fact that wolves have returned to our […]

Apr 272015
 
Norway landmark ruling sees five jailed over wolf hunting

Five men have been sentenced to prison in Norway for organising an illegal wolf hunt, in the country’s first prosecution of such a case. The group’s ringleader was sentenced to one year and eight months in prison, while four others were ordered to serve between six months and a year. They all denied the charges. […]