Killing Wolves To Curb Depredation Could Create Conflict (512)

Defender Radio Podcast Killing Wolves To Curb Depredation Could Create Conflict

New research from Dr. Adrian Treves and his colleagues Drs. Francisco Santiago-Avila and Ari Cornman highlights that lethal management of wolves to prevent depredation of livestock on properties in Michigan may be ineffective and could create detrimental effects for neighbouring properties.

The paper, titled Killing wolves to prevent predation on livestock may protect one farm but harm neighbors, was published by PLOS One earlier this month. The researchers were given access to 16 years of data on wolf depredation and control in Upper Michigan and used multiple methods to analyze it. What they found was, in their words, that “given the evidence available, we cannot conclude that lethal management had the desired effect of preventing future livestock losses. There is also evidence of a spill-over effect to other properties in the region.

The questions raised by this study play into a paper soon to be published by Dr. Treves with several colleagues in Nature Ecology and Evolution, titled Intergenerational equity can help to prevent climate change and extinction. This is an important subject that combines ethics, environmental sciences, and how we as a society, and as a species, must look at what we’re doing today and how it will impact tomorrow’s world.

Dr. Adrian Treves of the Carnivore Coexistence Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison joined Defender Radio to explore the implications of his latest wolf depredation study, the importance of adapting policies to match science, and how we can all play a role in safeguarding wildlife and the environment for future generations.

To listen to this episode click the 'play' button below,download the MP3, visit us onApple Podcasts,Spotify,YouTube,Google Play Music,Stitcher,iHeartRadioor atTuneIn. Get theRSS feed here. Make sure you follow@DefenderRadio on Twitter,Facebook, andInstagram, too!

Listen on Google Play Music Listen on Google Play Music
Listen on Stitcher Listen on TuneIn
Listen via RSS feed Listen via RSS feed

Help Make A Difference

Join The Fur-Bearers today and help us provide alternatives to fur and non-lethal solutions to wildlife conflict. We receive no government funding and rely entirely on donations from supporters like you. To become a monthly donor (for as little as $10/month – the cost of two lattes) please click here and help us save lives today.

Tags

Comments

Latest Posts

Defender Radio

00.00
Listen To The Latest
  • Listen To The Latest

About Us

Established in 1953, The Fur-Bearers is a national non-partisan charitable organization dedicated to protecting fur-bearing animals in the wild and confinement. Your donation is tax-deductible.

Scroll to Top