The Woods of Germany are home to wolves again. Their status as a protected species has hunter and biologist snapping at one another in Saxony. By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

3 Responses to The Woods of Germany are home to wolves again

  1. It amazes me, that our good ol´ Bachmann makes the headlines in LA. He´s the german equivalent of your Ron Gillet! At the moment he´s teaming with a few of his buddies from Russia and Finland to form the the german anti-wolf-coaliton!

  2. It amazes me too — and Bachmann, like Gillet has a woman who stands up to him.

  3. Actually they are two girls against him. These two biologist girls form “Bureau LUPUS”. Funding is scarce but they are dedicated and do an excellent job. Currently they try to radio-collar a few wolves. Not so easy here, you cannot use helicopters, beause of the terrain – and the costs would be prohibitive anyway. They maintain a website also but unfortunatly it´s in german language only.
    Seriously, I can´t imagine how and why LA Times became interested in this tiny piece of information from the very last corner of our country. At least it´s well balanced and to me it shows through that they don´t take B. too seriously.


February 2007


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey