A recent sighting is the first time a wolf has been seen in Belgium in more than 100 years and put farmers on alert.  |  Supplied photo

Wolves move in when ag moves out

A wolf called Naya was fitted with a tracking collar as a cub, which has allowed researchers to monitor its progress across Europe

A lone wolf being monitored by European researchers is revealing how far the animals sometimes travel and their rising population in areas where agriculture once dominated. Naya the wolf was fitted with a collar incorporating a tracking device as a six-month-old cub by researchers at the Technical University of Dresden in Germany. In October last […] Read more

The cull is a result of a high number of predation claims from livestock producers in the north. | File photo

Sask. widens hunting area to push wolves out

Saskatchewan is expanding its wolf hunt to help reduce livestock predation near the provincial forest. Environment Minister Scott Moe said the plan isn’t to cull the wolves. Instead, it’s to put pressure on them to stay in the forest and away from livestock. Only three wolves were killed last year. The expanded wolf hunt follows […] Read more

So far this year, B.C. livestock producers have been paid $40,000 for losses due to wolves.  |  File photo

Producers team with trappers to control wolves

Gov’t steps up programs | Compensation is available but producers must be able to verify losses; must also monitor fields

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Wolves have become ravenous troublemakers for British Columbia livestock producers. A cattle loss survey by the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association learned more than 2,700 head were lost and it is estimated at least 1,000 of those were due to predation in 2011. Disease, accidents, theft or hunters were responsible for the […] Read more