Opinion: Why the Wolf?

Canis lupus italicus, cuccioli che guardano - Photo by Antonio Iannibelli This is the question I hear most often from those who know me and are amazed that all of a sudden I am dealing with wolves. In fact, I teach English and my life has been oriented towards other goals after having searched in … Continue reading Opinion: Why the Wolf?

Wolf Management: Can Wisconsin get it right this time around?

First, do no harm as a commitment to prioritising non-invasive approaches in conservation research and practice,... One of the guiding principles of Compassionate Conservation Photograph credit John E Marriott That’s the million dollar question many Wisconsinites are asking. Will Wisconsin get it right this time around? The grey wolf was officially off the Endangered Species … Continue reading Wolf Management: Can Wisconsin get it right this time around?

People & Wolves Talk Show Explores the Concepts of “Compassionate Conservation”

Photograph credit John E Marriott Our next show will be all about Compassionate Conservation.Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin believes Compassionate Conservation is the future, developed first by Born Free Foundation.The following Compassionate Conservation concepts are from Born Free Foundation. Our host Alexander Vaeth https://vimeo.com/510770652 First, do no harm as a commitment to prioritising non-invasive approaches … Continue reading People & Wolves Talk Show Explores the Concepts of “Compassionate Conservation”

Compassionate Conservation—Saving The Lives of Wild Carnavore and Livestock

Real world solutions to using non lethal wolf management for people and wild Carnavore. I’ve been a volunteer for Wisconsin’s wolf recovery since 1998. There were only 66 wolf packs in the state at that time. Today there are roughly 232 wolf packs spread through the northern and central forests. Thankfully wolf and livestock conflicts … Continue reading Compassionate Conservation—Saving The Lives of Wild Carnavore and Livestock

Wisconsin’s Elusive Gray Wolf Deserves Our Protection…

In the late 1970s wolf Recovery in Wisconsin began. The Gray wolf made a comeback after being eradicated through hunting and trapping in Wisconsin. It wasn't long before hunting special interests groups began their bid to get Wisconsin's Gray wolf delisted. Sadly after 40 years of recovery these special interests (Fringe hunters) hunting groups got … Continue reading Wisconsin’s Elusive Gray Wolf Deserves Our Protection…

Will the Government Ever Get it Right on Delisting the Gray Wolf in the Great Lakes Region?

These and other questions come to mind as the Federal Government Working On Removing Gray Wolf From Endangered Species List . Will Wisconsin be transparent in its management of the Gray wolf population, and once again allow for greater pubic input as it did prior to the 2012 USF&WS delisting decision. In 2011 WISCONSIN ACT … Continue reading Will the Government Ever Get it Right on Delisting the Gray Wolf in the Great Lakes Region?

Killing is Not Conservation…

...The idea that only man is equipped for conserving our planet's natural resources is a dying concept; dying right along with the untold numbers of wild sentient beings killed in the name of conservation. Such problems drive home a critical flaw in the paradigm of conserving wildlife. In the state of Wisconsin alone coyotes are … Continue reading Killing is Not Conservation…

The value of play for the curious wolf pup…

...The arrival of spring brings a new generation of wolves ready to explore the world. However, these youngsters will require training and socialization within their family unit before assuming their places in the pack hierarchy. Play is an important component for their training and growth. By Alex Krevitz, M.A. Science Editor for Wolves of Douglas … Continue reading The value of play for the curious wolf pup…

Can we learn how to coexist with our fellow sentient-beings that share our planet before it’s too late? 

Man's destructive track record on wildlife, over the last ten thousand years, makes me think humans are not essential for the survival of the planet. Humans have caused the extinction of thousands of essential sentient-beings. Simply put, wolves are free sentient-beings. I'm not going to measure their right to exist compared to "if they help … Continue reading Can we learn how to coexist with our fellow sentient-beings that share our planet before it’s too late? 

Changing Perceptions by Planting Seeds of Compassion

Changing the perceptions of people who have negative views of wolves begins with dialogue. If we want to change this negative to a positive perception we must open the dialogue, and engage, ask questions, and plant seeds – seeds of compassion that will grow into new perceptions of valuing the role wolves play in balancing … Continue reading Changing Perceptions by Planting Seeds of Compassion