Attacks on domestic and farm animals in Podkarpacie

Every year, we publish data on damage caused by wolves to livestock and farm animals in Podkarpacie, the region with the highest intensity of damage in Poland. In the first half of 2021, there were 48 wolf attacks on livestock and domestic animals in Podkarpacie. This is 2% more than in the first six months of 2020 and 11.1% less than in 2019 when wolves attacked 47 and 54 times, respectively. The species most frequently attacked were sheep – 16 times, cattle – 3 times, horses – 5 times and farmed deer and fallow deer – 10 times. In addition, wolves attacked dogs. There were 46 reports of dogs being killed or attempted to be killed by wolves, but only in 14 cases, it was possible to find remains or other traces confirming a wolf attack.

Hubert Fedyń, RDOŚ w Rzeszowie