UK scientists: Communities need support to co-exist with wolves

From European Scientist:

Populations of large carnivores like wolves are expanding across Europe, but local communities need support to deal with the new neighbours, say researchers from the University of Leeds, UK. Some countries, like Spain, for example, are introducing a complete ban on wolf hunting, which may aggravate the tension between local people and the 4-legged incomers. For the authors, it’s vital to define how the wolves should be managed and by whom.

Researchers from the University of Leeds looked at three types of communities in Spain: some with a permanent presence of wolves, some where they have returned recently and some where they are likely to return soon.

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