Wisconsin’s wolf management policy is down-right-hostile

Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin

Wolf recovery in Wisconsin began in the late 1970s, and after almost forty years, is still ruled by aggressive hunting conservation policies of; kill-them-to-conserve-them.

“Increasing human tolerance of large carnivores may be the best way to save these species from extinction,” said co-researcher William Ripple…Also, more large protected areas are urgently needed for large carnivore conservation.”

Just how bad is it?

Six of the world’s large carnivores have lost more than 90% of their historic range, according to a study,BBC News. The research, published in Royal Society Open Science, was carried out by Christopher Wolf and William Ripple of Oregon State University.Range Contractions of the World’s Large Carnivores.

Victor, a tiger freed from a poacher’s snare by WCS and government response team specialists, is released back into the wild. Photo by John Goodrich, WCS. Siberian Tiger Project Theresearcherssay re-wilding programmes will be most successful…

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