Wolves marching further west!

What was expected eventuated; in the last couple of weeks wolves have been recorded in the Netherlands and in the Belgian Ardennes! At last the wolf has returned in one of the most crowded and urban sprawling countries of the World; The Netherlands. What is the prospect of a sustainable population of wolves in this […]

Leopard skin trade in Marrakech

Recently, Koen Cuyten of the Rewilding Foundation (RF)┬ávisited the city of Marrakech, Morocco. The heart of the city is the bustling Place Djemaa el Fna, the traditional meeting place for merchants and buyers from the Sous region, the Atlas Mountains and the south of the country. The square is located at the edge of the […]

Carnivore search in Norway

  While on holiday in Norway in August, Erwin van Maanen of ALF took the opportunity to spent a week finding out more about the large carnivore community in Hedmark County, in southestern Norway near the border with Sweden. I stayed at a campsite on a lakeside in Osen near Rena (west) and the larger […]

Lynx spotted in the Jura Mountains, France

In a series of news posts called “Encounters with large carnivores” ALF will document the experiences of people in the field with large carnivores. The first post is by Andre Westendorp, a ranger from the Dutch Nature Monuments Foundation (Vereniging Natuurmonumenten), who had a rare encounter with a Lynx in France whilst on a holiday […]