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Book: Der Wolf im Visier (Target wolf) (2022)

Conflicts and potential solutions

Published 2022  ISBN: 978-88-6839-569-8    352 pages (in German)

For centuries, wolves were a reality until - from the point of view of the time - they were finally eradicated. Today, after their probably definitive return, the gray coats are seen in a more differentiated way. A good part of the population welcomes the fascinating wild species. On the other hand, the rural population and cattle breeders, who are mostly directly affected by the occurrence of the wolf, are critical of the progressive spread of the wolf in the Alpine arc. Opinions are divided between resolute rejection and a celebration of its return. This book aims to provide answers to burning questions about wolves. The questions are asked by a group of experts, with the affected user groups, e.g. from agriculture, also having their say. Selected experts give answers in a simple and understandable way and contain the latest information on the subject of wolves in the Alpine region. The topics range from "Wolves then and now" to "Biology and behaviour" to "Management and law" and "The wolf between fascination and fear".
The book is suitable for both reference and thorough reading. As far as possible without judgement, different points of view should be presented and knowledge about wolves in the Alpine region should be increased.

With contributions from our scientists Aldin Selimovic and retired professor Friedrich Reimoser, among others

On partridges and pheasants: The book "Rebhuhn- und Fasanfibel" (2015, in German)

Once upon a time the partridge lived in all fields of our region.  Today it has become rare.  What has caused the drastic decline?  What does the partridge need to return in greater numbers to our landscape? How does this interesting bird live?  Pheasants too have an interesting story:  Once it arrived in our lands from Asia this colorful fowl became a favourite of hunters.  Today - with declining populations - knowledge about the pheasant is increasingly being lost.  This reference book has lots of information on partridges and pheasants.

96 pages. About 60 colour photos, numerous black and white drawings by Hubert Zeiler.

"Die Rebhuhn- und Fasanfibel" (ISBN/ISSN978-3-85208-132-8) by Paul Herberstein and Erich Klansek  was published in 2015 by the Österreichischer Jagd- u. Fischerei-Verlag (in German)

All about hares: "Hasenfibel" 2014 (in German)

How do hares spend their day, what do they eat, how do their tracks look?  All about hares, their development, their care, and hunting requirements can be found in this new German language publication.

The book "Die Hasenfiebel" (ISBN-13: 978-3852081236) byPaul Herberstein and Erich Klansek was published in September 2014 by Österreichischer Jagd- u. Fischerei-Verlag.