In many countries, we have developed agriculture to the point where it is just an industry, pushing the land to produce the food ‘we’ want rather than working with it to benefit both us and the land.  Part of that process has been to eliminate predators as far as possible – then wonder why, for example, there are too many deer!

The use of dogs to guard sheep, cattle and goats is as old as agriculture itself, but it’s an art that is being lost.  Here, the European Wilderness Society looks at a study that shows how the dogs work, and the potential for wolves and pastoral farming to co-exist again.

Copyright 2016 European Wilderness Society We know that the wolf is making a comeback in Europe. Over the last years, the first individuals visited countries like… 864 more words

via Switzerland pioneer in the use of social livestock guard dogs — European Wilderness Society