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Wolf project

Starting situation

Ever since man and wolf met the wolf has been the victim of persecution by men. By using traps, poison and guns the grey hunter was eradicated in the 19th century in Germany. But today, the wolf is returning to his once beloved habitat, at least when there is enough untouched nature for him to live in. From Poland, more and more wolves have been coming to Germany over the years. But Isegrim doesn't seem to be given very much of a warm welcome.

The Problem

The opening of the borders helped the wolves spreading throughout europe, also supported by new political developments that enabled cooperation across borders to protect wildlife. Those opportunities need to be seeked out activeliy. In eastern europe, many untouched landscapes can still be found that present a suitable habitat for predators, but they in danger as they are given up over economic goals. But to protect the wolves and to encourage popoulation growth, ecological systems that cross borders are essential. Protective Measures should support the natural reoccupation and connect isolated animals. In order to be able to really use their chance, remaining fears and anxiety towards the wolves need to be cleared up. The lack of acceptance needs to be taken seriously, and fear of the predator needs to be addressed. Because only if the wolves are being accepted and welcomed they have the chance of long-term survival.

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