In most of Spain, people hunted wolves virtually to extinction during the last century. In the region of Madrid, the last individuals disappeared 70
The Italian government has taken the decision to reject demands from Italian farmers to kill wolves. Instead, the Italian government is focussing on a
The depredation of livestock by wolves is increasingly becoming an issue, especially to the thousands of small sheep owners in the alpine regions. Many
Finland is leading the charts in areas such as technological innovation, standard of living and access to education. However, according to the latest Environmental
With the wolf population steadily growing in Europe, wolves are expanding again to new territories. As wolves can easily travel large distances, the expansion
The provincial government of Schleswig-Holstein recently decided to only pay compensation for lifestock losses if proper herd protection measures where in place. The decision
There are 117 000 golden jackal in Europe, according to a recent assessment by IUCN. This is a huge number of animals to go
Slovakia is one of the EU countries that still conducts legal wolf killing, despite strict protection. How much longer will Slovakia continue this?
It is another milestone in the movement towards a more nature-friendly society in one of the busiest Western European countries.
Many wolf opponents keep raising the argument of a high rate of hybridisation as a reason to shoot wolves. However, a recent long-term study from Switzerland came to the result that the dog introgression in the Swiss wolf population is very limited.
Researchers compared mDNA of different jackals with wolves, leading to the rediscovery of an ancient lineage of wolves, living in Africa.
The African Swine Fever has been on the rise in Poland for the past five years. To tackle the spreading disease the Polish government ordered a series of hunts with the aim of killing the majority of the polish wild boar population. The country’s veterinary officials approved a plan to kill 185 000 animals of the 200 000 polish wild boar within this hunting season.
Should we always try to solve conflicts, or should we try to coexist with a certain conflict level? Read more about this interesting vision.
EuroLargeCarnivores, a LIFE project which provides space for people to share knowledge and experiences about large carnivore coexistence, has made a short film about
The first official records prove the presence of wolves in Liechtenstein. A camera trap has captured the wolf there for the first time ever.
The Sierra Morena used to be home to the most southern distribution of the Iberian wolf. The iberian wolves, a subspecies of the European wolf, can be found in northern Portugal and north-western Spain. However, an isolated pack lived in the Sierra Morena for decades. The last update of the Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe lists the Sierra Morena population as extinct.
The Norwegian government decided to kill an entire wolf pack in a wolf protection zone close to the Swedish border.
The wolves on the Iberian Peninsula, in Spain and Portugal, form a unique population of wolves in Europe. The future of the population is
One commonly used hunting technique in the Calanda region is ‘baiting’. The baiting stations are placed to attract foxes for shooting, but can also
The Spanish Asturias is a region with a complex mountainous terrain. A landscape of almost inaccessible mountains and deep valleys, which humans have inhabited