Many Swiss farmers see crows as a dire threat to their crops. Now, they've called on hunters to protect their vegetables against the black, cawing birds. Environmentalists are looking into the matter.
Reports of a spike in bear attacks has hunters in Romania calling for higher quotas. Conservationists say it is pure hysteria from the country's hunting scene, which is traditionally tied to the Romanian political elite.
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.
Swiss farmer Alois Kohlert's committment to growing his crops organically has made him creative solving problems. But when faced with hungry crows, he felt he had no choice but to call the hunter
Researchers have found 60 packs of wolves living across Germany. That's 13 more than last year. The news is likely to frustrate some farmers who believe the predators are dangerous and attack livestock.
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