An Iberian wolf, the top predator in Portugal’s Greater Côa Valley and the focus of ongoing human-wildlife coexistence efforts that could boost the area’s nature-tourism income. Photo: Daniel Allen
An Iberian wolf, the top predator in Portugal’s Greater Côa Valley and the focus of ongoing human-wildlife coexistence efforts that could boost the area’s nature-tourism income. Photo: Daniel Allen
Tourism

‘Their future hangs in the balance’: can tourism save the Iberian wolf in Portugal?

  • In rural northern Portugal, conservationists are helping farmers and locals coexist with the Iberian wolf as they tap the animal’s potential for nature tourism
  • The main challenge is changing people’s mindset, but ‘live wolves are far more valuable than dead ones’, an expert says

An Iberian wolf, the top predator in Portugal’s Greater Côa Valley and the focus of ongoing human-wildlife coexistence efforts that could boost the area’s nature-tourism income. Photo: Daniel Allen
An Iberian wolf, the top predator in Portugal’s Greater Côa Valley and the focus of ongoing human-wildlife coexistence efforts that could boost the area’s nature-tourism income. Photo: Daniel Allen
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