The wolves are back at Mt. Parnitha after fifty years!
After a 50-year hiatus, the wolves have returned to national Mount Parnitha, the densely forested mountain range north of Athens. The wolf’s reappearance to the area is documented by the environmental organisation Kallisto.
Confirmation came through the use of an automatic infrared photo that remained active for six months. The machine recorded a pack of 7-8 wolves in the region.
Kallisto, the group that recorded the wolves, states that the phenomenon is “interpreted as a natural re-settlement of a dispersed species”. Kallisto states that the presence of the wolf in the area does not constitute a threat for the walkers.
Over the last 20 years, a re-settlement of major carnivores in Greece has been noted, kicking off with the reappearance of wolves in the areas inhabited in the past.
The main cause of the return of the wolves to the area is believed to be the upgrading of legislation on the protection of the wolf and the brown bear in the region.
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