The Himalayan Wolf / OXFORD UNIVERSITY

Insights from research on the Himalayan wolf in Nepal, from Geraldine Werhahn, Departement Wildlife Conservation, Oxford University


Science documentary of Geraldine Werhahn, Ph.D. Candidate, about an old lineage of wolves, found in the high-altitude ecosystems of the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau. The Himalayan wolf has been roaming the vast landscapes of Central Asia for more than 800 thousand years. Genetically this wolf lineage is distinct from the Grey wolf found across Europe and North America. The Himalayan wolf population, although currently little understood,bappears to be decreasing. Wolves get persecuted by humans in retal- iation for livestock depredation which is a main driver of human-wolf conflict. Community based insurance schemes for livestock depredation can bring  financial relief to herders that suffer animal losses.


Postproduction by Geraldine Werhahn and Jeanine Reutemann (RedMorpheus GmbH).