Winter Wolf Update - 19 Feb 2005

The website is reporting that bitter weather in the high Afghan mountains has driven wolves into populated areas. The official Bakhter News Agency reports that four villagers have been killed and eaten by wolves, and a further 22 have been bitten. Thanks to AAF Correspondent Mike E., who called our attention to this link, as well as the next story.

In Bulgaria, thousands of hunters are covering the countryside in an officially sanctioned wolf cull. The wolf population in the country is presently estimated at 2230, an 11% gain over the 2003 level. Attacks on livestock have increased, particularly in the area near the border with Greece. Read the Agence France Press story by clicking here.