Wolf back in the Netherlands!

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Re: Wolf back in the Netherlands!

Post by doncasterpalmguy123 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:16 pm

I think its important we return the land to its original bio-diverse state by introducing these animals before its too late Heres a great video i love on the subject, found it about three years ago, you should watch it to the end if you can, its really inspirational http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JGA3lNOzJk

And just so you guys know the moose, or elk as us europeans are supposed to call it is in scotland (only the yankee's and canadians call it moose) There are two on an estate in scotland, a rich landowner wanted to do something good so reintroduced them, they live semi-wild as they stay on the estate, however they forage for their own food. Its just a waiting game until they breed. :D
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Re: Wolf back in the Netherlands!

Post by Alexander » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:21 pm

Well in Suffolk you would not get so soon wolfs or Lynx. I was more refearing to Scotland. Some thinly populated area.

Well foxes are more a thread to chicken then wolves, let alone lynxes. But with a good enclosure of you chicken you should be able to keep foxes out.

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Re: Wolf back in the Netherlands!

Post by Tom2006 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:27 pm

I wish wolves could come back to the UK. A start though in that reports are the first wild beaver in 500 years hss been phoyographed in thr UK today.
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Re: Wolf back in the Netherlands!

Post by James1991 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:48 pm

Alexander wrote:Well foxes are more a thread to chicken then wolves, let alone lynxes. But with a good enclosure of you chicken you should be able to keep foxes out.

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i wish it was that easy :) ive been doing the job for 8 years and nothing we have tried has managed to keep them out! they are very smart and can dig under, climb over and destroy anything you put up to stop them. wolves are more intelligent than foxes and they would take chickens as a snack :lol: If the government could set up a relocation program for wolves and lynx that were taking livestock im sure the farmers and game keepers would be more accepting of a reintroduction


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Re: Wolf back in the Netherlands!

Post by sanatic1234 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:35 pm

Dim wrote:wolves in the UK?

yea right .... they will be extinct due to 'fox hunting; (which is a barbaric medevial cruel sport and not even practised in 3rd world countries)
Fox hunting is banned and against the law if using dogs whilst doing it which most people these days do!. :( https://www.gov.uk/hunting-and-the-law
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Re: Wolf back in the Netherlands!

Post by dino » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:37 pm

Have you seen the one on Wall Street? :lol:


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Re: Wolf back in the Netherlands!

Post by Alexander » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:46 pm

James1991 wrote:
Alexander wrote:Well foxes are more a thread to chicken then wolves, let alone lynxes. But with a good enclosure of you chicken you should be able to keep foxes out.

Alexander
i wish it was that easy :) ive been doing the job for 8 years and nothing we have tried has managed to keep them out! they are very smart and can dig under, climb over and destroy anything you put up to stop them. wolves are more intelligent than foxes and they would take chickens as a snack :lol: If the government could set up a relocation program for wolves and lynx that were taking livestock im sure the farmers and game keepers would be more accepting of a reintroduction
In Germany wolves pray mainly on roedeer, red deer and wild boar. And sheep are also on the menue. Well chicken maybe when free running.

Are you sur it is a fox and not a king of marten. Especialy the smalller members can get in via the tiniest opening.

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Re: Wolf back in the Netherlands!

Post by Alexander » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:30 pm

Tom2006 wrote:I wish wolves could come back to the UK. A start though in that reports are the first wild beaver in 500 years hss been phoyographed in thr UK today.
Well we get allready more then 500 beavers here in the country! They where extinct here and have been reintroduced in 1983. Now they are also found close to big cities!

And in Belgium also arround 500. Well in Germany some 25.000!
In area where beavers had returned also lot of other plants and animals have had improved habitat. By daming of creeks and streams and by removing trees beavers create open ponds and wetlands in what was ones a fast running river or creek. And they are a keystone elements in the ecosystem.

waarneming.nl/soort/stats/375

http://youtu.be/n_ZS_J4R4E8

And some reading about the beneficial effect of beaver ponds on amphibian populations.

www.ark.eu/ark/download/bever/amphibian ... s-2007.pdf

http://www.biostation-dueren.de/files/b ... d_amph.pdf

And more in the German language. But some pictures as well.

http://www.biostation-dueren.de/files/zoo_biber.pdf

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Re: Wolf back in the Netherlands!

Post by Tom2006 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:30 am

Yes Alexander they are wonderful creatures. I sincerely hope our stupid land owners don't kill them.
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Re: Wolf back in the Netherlands!

Post by Alexander » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:52 am

Another article about the return of the wolf to unlikely places.

iucn.org/about/union/secretariat/offices/europe/?14335

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Re: Wolf back in the Netherlands!

Post by Alexander » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:23 am

Here a link to the German wolfs on facebook. Importent is a posetive attitude from the human population for this animal. And that seems to be the case in Germany fortunately.

https://www.facebook.com/WillkommenWolf

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