Can tourism save wolves in Germany?


The return of wolves to Germany is often presented as a two-sided debate: It’s a battle between the natural rights of wolves to inhabit what was historically their homeland and the economic damage they inflict on farmers.

The benefits of having an apex predator roam the forests in population-dense Germany are abstract when compared to the tangible livestock deaths they cause and the palpable fear they can evoke. And, as with so many controversial environmental topics, the economic argument tends to win out.

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