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What is the situation of wolves in our forests?

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 06.11.2019 - 11:45

Information from the Environmental Board
Photo: Valeri Štšerbatõh
Estonian text posted 31.10.2019


The Environmental Board (Keskkonnaamet) has confirmed a primary hunting number of 61 specimens for wolves.

The aim of the wolf hunt which runs from November to the end of February is to control  their numbers and so reduce  predator damage to domestic animal owners caused by wolves.

As practiced earlier the wolf hunt will be directed to areas with most predator damage. At the same time it is attempted not to disturb wolf packs in larger natural territories. Such an arrangement will maintain the favourable conditions of the wolf population as well as the ecological role of the species while avoiding excessive damage to livestock breeders.

Belgium again without wolves

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 16.10.2019 - 15:12

Photo: Valeri Štšerbatõh
Estonian text posted 13.10.2019

In January 2018 a young female wolf Naya came into the international news flow.  She travelled during ten days from Germany through the Netherlands to East Belgium, crossing nearly 500 kilometres. Now Naya is again in the pan-European news – more than likely the female wolf and her offspring have fallen victim to poachers.

The wolf that was given the name Naya by the public was the first wolf that be been seen in Belgium

Beaver camera ended transmission from Ura

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 16.10.2019 - 15:03

Final story and illustrations  Tiit Huntwww.rmk.ee
Estonian text posted 11.10.2019

The beaver camera that was installed in the Kilingi-Nõmme hunting grounds in Pärnumaa at the end of May has ended transmission.  

At the lodge in Ura two beavers were active until one of the animals was hit by a suddenly breaking tree. The tree fell so quickly and unexpectedly that the animal in the water could not escape the falling trunk. After this incident we have not managed to see two beavers at the same time in camera view. One animal was busy daily in camera view a week longer; in the following week it  was observed only a few times and after that disappeared completely.

Below a video reminder of the hit: 


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