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Extinguishing a Learned Response in a Free-ranging Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)

A free-ranging Gray Wolf (Canis lupus), habituated to human presence (the author) on Ellesmere Island, Canada, learned to anticipate experimental feeding by a human, became impatient, persistent, and bold and exhibited stalking behaviour toward the food source. Only after the … read more

Hunting dogs are at biggest risk to get attacked by wolves near wolves’ territory boundaries

Wolves’ attacks on hunting dogs are a major conflict between wolves and hunters in Northern Europe. The reasons affecting the risk of wolves’ (Canis lupus) attacks on hunting dogs are poorly known. We examined whether the number of wolves in … read more

Modelling concerns confound evaluations of legal wolf-killing

Letter to the editor at https://www.elsevier.com/locate/biocon Liberg et al. (2020)’s interesting article on the effect of legal killing on poaching and disappearance of wolves continued the seminal work of Liberg et al. (2012). However, our eyes were caught by unusual … read more

Grey wolf predation on livestock in relation to prey availability

Conflict between humans and large carnivores hinders carnivore conservation worldwide. Livestock depredations by large carnivores is the main cause of conflict, triggering poaching and retaliatory killings by humans. Resolving this conflict requires an understanding of the factors that cause large … read more

Predator Control Needs a Standard of Unbiased Randomized Experiments With Cross-Over Design

Despite over 20 years of searching for answers about predator control, the policy intervention of killing predators that threaten domestic animals has not been subjected to unbiased randomized experimental tests of effectiveness.   Rapid, global changes, such as extinction and … read more

Carnivore Conservation Needs Evidence-Based Livestock Protection

Scientists alone cannot transform policies for implementation. The pursuit of science-based management must be truly interdisciplinary and involve carnivore ecologists, animal husbandry scientists, social scientists, natural resource managers, ethicists, and other scholars and practitioners. Political leaders can also play a … read more

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