* Based on the study of Bijl, H & Csányi, S. The reasons for the range expansion of the grey wolf, coyote and red fox. Review on Agriculture and Rural Development 11(1-2), pp 46-53. DOI: https://ojs.bibl.u-szeged.hu/index.php/rard/article/view/44112
Many wildlife species are making a comeback in Europe after being low in numbers or completely absent for a long time.
This is also the case for one of the most iconic species in the world: the grey wolf.
The grey wolf is the second largest predator in Europe (the brown bear being the largest).
They are beloved by many but at the same time, not everyone rejoices in their return due to their predatory nature. The human-carnivore conflict has been a longstanding issue ever since humans lived alongside wildlife.
Therefore, the resurgence of the wolf is being heavily debated among conservationists, hunters, policymakers and many other stakeholders.
But what has made the return of this species successful in the first place?