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Offline steveT

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« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2014, 22:27 PM »
Yes I agree - it looks bigger as it's being held up and is stretched out.

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« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2014, 17:29 PM »
The story of the wolf killed in the Basque region sums up the current problem with the current status of the Iberian Wolf. Although around 2000 strong they are confined to certain areas, and there is zero tolerance of them in other areas, and they are killed on sight. This ends up with the population been confined to pockets which is not healthy, as can be seen from the Sierra Moreno population (if any still survive).

It is good news about the survey, and slowly but surely perceptions continue to change.

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« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2014, 17:18 PM »
News that there was a "population control" recently carried out in Asturias, apparently inside a national park. By the sounds of it it was done at a den sight, with the mother being killed, and rather disturbingly two wolf cubs taken alive and looking like being destined to a life in captivity.

For me this is very sad on a number of reasons:

- Attacking wolves at a den site when the mother would be trying to protect her cubs.
- Carrying this out inside a National Park where animals are supposed to be protected.
- Taking the cubs only to subject them to a life in captivity.

Spain seems very much in stuck in the dark ages sometimes when it comes to it's animals. :(

http://www.lne.es/asturias/2014/05/26/cachorros-lobo-trasladados-centro-infiesto/1590558.html

 

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« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2014, 00:57 AM »
And just to take the piss they've named them Paco and Tolo. I'm not joking.
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« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2014, 10:40 AM »
Hello all,

Just thought I would drop in to let you know about a couple of exciting wolf related events.

On September 19th-21st there is the Wolf Bio event being held in Riano on the Leonese side of the Picos de Europa. It is a project aimed at promoting the coexistence between humans and wolves. There is going to be a lot of interesting stuff going on, and a lot of the most prominent people when it comes to the Iberian wolf will be in attendance and giving talks. I will be there (I am not one of these prominent people though!), and it would be good to meet up with anyone from this forum who might be going. More information here: http://www.wildwatchingspain.com/index.php/Wolf__Bio

Also there is shortly to be released the most comprehensive and upto date book about the Iberian Wolf. It's full of amazing detail, and the best photos of wild Iberian Wolves that you are likely to have seen (its not my book by the way!). It is to be released in Spanish and in English.

Also if you have not seen this amazing video footage captured in Somiedo, then I urge you to take a look https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmxgq62cYeM .

And lastly there is also this recently made video with some fantastic footage of Iberian Wolves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqCsj0NM6ls

All the best,

Dave

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« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2014, 20:21 PM »
Thanks very much for the link to the great video.

(Sorry I have been so long in posting this reply but I have been experiencing keyboard problems.)

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« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2014, 22:18 PM »
Video taken a couple of weeks ago on a recent visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl7cCfmp55Y&feature=youtu.be

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« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2014, 23:29 PM »
If I'm not mistaken (and if you had a zoom on that camera) it would be easier to see that wolf stop and check you out..... 1 minute 45 into the video ?????

Amazing.... :)
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« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2014, 19:47 PM »
Video taken a couple of weeks ago on a recent visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl7cCfmp55Y&feature=youtu.be
Thanks Dave, great video.

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« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2014, 22:12 PM »
I can't see the part you are referring to Clive? 1m 45s dosn't seem to have any wolves! The Wolves are very secretive and actively hunted in this area, so I would imagine they would have made a quick exit had they of seen us!!

Thank you Juan-P!

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« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2014, 23:25 PM »
OK.... 1 minute 17..... the bit where the wolf stops and looks straight at the camera :)
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« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2015, 13:27 PM »
In Cantabria it appears politics is more important than biodiversity, and the Government authorises further wolf culls in the middle of the breeding season.

http://www.eldiariomontanes.es/cantabria/201506/12/redes-sociales-hierven-convocatoria-20150612144946.html

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« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2015, 11:55 AM »
ufffff, it's just so frustrating....The last wolf here in Grazalema was shot in 1914..... Nothing changes.... down here we have vultures poisoned and traps reappearing even though we are inside a protected "natural park".... :(
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