Wolves in the News

For some, the sight of wolves roaming rural America is a cause for celebration… after becoming virtually extinct, it demonstrates that they’ve been successfully reintroduced.

But others in the US Midwest are outraged and describe what’s happened over the past 19 years as a ‘tragedy’.

Aaron Thomas reports on the uneasy balance of nature which now sees sheep, elk and deer populations being decimated by wide-ranging wolf packs.

And the farmers and hunters that have long relied on those animals for their livelihood are now lobbying for the wolves to be culled.

How can people live alongside North America’s largest pack predator?