Companies now offer "wolf weekends" which is an ideal opportunity for wolf enthusiasts, with talks and expeditions with telescopes. There's no denying the thrill of a sighting a wolf - even at a distance - and no one would want to miss out on the beautiful chorus of a wild wolf pack howling at night, so there's no surprise that the magnificence of these creatures are finally coming to light.
The PineCube is little - it's a wooden box with big windows on stilts. It has mobile internet, LED lights, a phone signal and not much else apart from an aluminium ladder. William Santoleri built the PineCube for animal spotting. The Parco Nazionale della Majella is a prime slice of the Apennines, with 30 peaks rising above 6,500ft. It is a fantastic place to spot wolves and other wildlife, especially with a guide that knows the area like the back of his hand.
Source: The Sunday Times
Below are the donation amounts to the organisations that the Wolf Trust has designated as this spring's organisations to help:
- Croatia, Zagreb Veterianary Institute- Josip Kusak
- Ethiopian Wolf Project- Claudio Silerio / Born Free Foundation
- Portugal- Project Grupo Lobo
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Source: Trip Advisor
A sighting of the African Wolf (Canis lupus lupaster) in the region Azlilal, Morocco has been recorded, it is the first observation of this species in wild.
The wolf was discovered in the region in the Atlas Azilal a Moroccan-Spanish scientific team in September 2012, consists of Hamid Rguibi Vincent Urios, Carlos Ramirez and Pancho Purroy. The camera traps deployed by scientists have captured images of the African wolf (Canis lupus lupaster) undescribed species on the list of Moroccan wildlife and was confused for a long time with the golden jackal.
The petition is available here and the study, from the peer-reviewed Nature and Science, is available here.
The farmers are hardening their line, claiming an exponential rise in the number of sheep killed each year. They also refute that wolf-deterrent systems (such as electrified fencing) are of any benefit, despite advocacy groups and the Government providing funding for them. There are also plans being considered to capture problem wolves and release them miles away from their home territory, in the hope that they'll be deterred from livestock predation.
The only certainty so far, however, is that as the wolf population increases so too will the kill quota set each year.