RESOURCES: Back on the Prowl

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Science  03 Nov 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5800, pp. 733
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5800.733e

Predators such as the gray wolf and brown bear aren't just hanging on in Europe. In recent years, they have returned to parts of their former ranges, sometimes with human help (see p. 746). For background on the five kinds of large European carnivores and efforts to make room for them on a crowded continent, check out this site from the World Conservation Union (IUCN). Species accounts stocked with range maps and other basic information introduce hunters such as the wolverine (Gulo gulo), a burly weasel that's been moving from Scandinavia's mountains into lowland forests. Visitors can browse the latest news about carnivore conservation or consult a host of reports and papers on topics such as bear reintroduction programs.

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