As wolves return to Germany, the danger of attacks on humans is growing. Animal protectionists fear that open season will be declared on the canines. Can professional wolf management plans regulate coexistence between humans and wolves?
A man says he was bitten on the hand by a wolf while fixing a fence at a cemetery in northern Germany. Once extinct and now resurgent in Germany, wolves were already a political hot potato before the apparent attack.
Wolves have barely resettled in Germany and protest is already stirring. But we must not allow irrational fears to destroy progress on the road to greater biodiversity, writes Jennifer Wagner.
A lone female wolf has prompted North Rhine-Westphalia to offer support for farmers in the area. Since their reintroduction in 2000, wolf populations are growing throughout Germany, though this is bad news for some.
Deterring wolves with rubber shot, but not live rounds, has been authorized in Lower Austria, the region outlying Vienna. Wolves are protected in Austria, but their gradual return has led to livestock casualties.
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