Camera trap confirms wolves’ return to north Bohemia

A photograph of a wolf taken by a camera trap in north Bohemia last week confirms the species’ return to the region, the Nature Conservation Agency said. The photo, taken in a nature reserve near Doksy, some 60 km north of Prague, shows a single wolf which experts believe came from an area on the German-Polish border where around 100 wolves live in several packs; environmentalists say it’s not clear whether the animal was part of a pack but believe it is only a matter of time before wolf packs venture to the Czech territory as well. Wolves in Bohemia and Moravia were eradicated in the 19th century but have started to return in recent years, mainly from Slovakia and the German-Polish border region.

Author: Jan Richter