Wolves return to the Alps

There are increasing numbers and are causing some problems. Last month an Austrian farmer shot one after it attacked and killed his sheep.


 Report courtesy of  Planet Ski
The animals have been re-introduced to parts on the Alps and they are a protected species.


They are growing in numbers and getting more adventurous.

There are thought to be about 200 wolves in the French Alps and their numbers are growing.
In France they are a protected species and farmers can not kill them.

Two years ago there were 600 reported wolf attacks on farm animals.
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The biggest threat they pose is not to humans but rather livestock, and especially sheep.

A farmer in the Austrian region of Carinthia shot a wolf last month after he claimed it had killed several of his sheep.

Some politicians claim farmers should be compensated if wolves attach their livestock.

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