Yesterday, it became legal to kill a wolf in Idaho. A state-sanctioned wolf hunt began amid controversy, seeing as wolves were removed from the endangered species list only four months ago. There’s a good back and forth between Idaho hunters and conservationists here.
Contributing Editor Paul Kvinta has covered interspecies conflicts like this one for the past decade, including this essay, "Man Vs. Nature: When Animals Attacked," in our 10th anniversary issue. He’s been to Tanzania, where lions were killing farmers; the Himalaya, where snow leopards were eating livestock; and the Pacific Northwest to find sea-lions gorging themselves on salmon. He also wrote an award-winning piece on elephant attacks in India, a piece collected in our soon-to-be-released anthology, The New Age of Adventure, available from National Geographic Books. Preorder a copy now