Between animal and landscape protection: the wolf in the field of tension

How the nature conservationists at the landscape station weigh up between protection for wolves and protection for valuable limestone semi-arid grassland – and what they say about cunning sheep.

Ralf T. Mischer

06/30/2021 | As of June 30, 2021, 6:39 p.m.

Höxter district. There is great excitement among pasture keepers and hunters because more and more animals have been killed in recent weeks – the suspicion is that the wolf has made prey. The proof, however, is still pending (we reported). Conservationists put the situation in a difficult position: Because not only the wolf is strictly protected. But also the landscapes on which sheep, goats and cattle graze are in many cases worth protecting – and their care is only possible thanks to animal husbandry …

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