Inclination to illegally kill wolves persists in Wisconsin, study finds   Leave a comment

Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin

Now that we know a wolf hunt does not solve age old hatreds of wolves the following question should be answered. What is the next step to increase tolerance of Wisconsin’s wild wolves?

The following is from Nelson Institute on Environmental Studies UW-Madison

Inclination to illegally kill wolves persists in Wisconsin, study finds

August 7, 2015

Legal wolf hunting did not affect attitudes or inclinations to kill wolves illegally in Wisconsin, according to a study recently published in Biological Conservation, part of a special issue of the journal examining non-compliance with conservation rules.

Led by Christine Browne-Nuñez while a postdoctoral fellow at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the researchers examined policy effects on attitudes and inclinations toward wolves among farmers and hunters in Wisconsin’s wolf range. Poaching, or the illegal taking of wildlife, has been a significant source of mortality in Wisconsin’s wolf population since the 1980s.


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Posted 16 August, 2015 by Wolf is my Soul in News/Nyheter

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