Updates regarding confirmed territories

In this document you find up-to-date information about content-related changes and reasons for these changes regarding confirmed territories. This applies particularly to retroactive changes in monitoring years that have already been completed and evaluated. It has been decided by the state representatives at the national monitoring meeting in Gelnhausen in 2016 that from now on figures of packs, pairs and territorial individuals will be changed retrospectively for completed and evaluated monitoring years when this is necessary due to newly acquired information. The DBBW website with its presentation of confirmed territories is an ideal option to make these changes permanently available for everyone.

Status reports and maps are not updated throughout the year. Only when the latest status report is available in the autumn of the following year, changes made in the meantime will be displayed for the past years.

The decision regarding retroactive changes was made due to the reason that wolf pairs often only become established in winter, just before the end of a monitoring year. There is not much time for safely verifying their presence until the end of April. When pups are then born in May, it becomes clear that the pair must have been present at the end of the previous monitoring year already.

Sometimes, results of genetic analysis confirm the presence of a pack in the previous monitoring year only after completion of that monitoring year. In case publication of territory numbers had already been completed subsequent to the national monitoring meeting, it is necessary to add the pack retrospectively.

13th of March, 2020

In Lower Saxony, the status of the newly reported pair in Rehburg was changed to pack, as a lactating female was confirmed in the area through a video from summer 2019. Consequently, the occurrence is retrospectively counted as a pair for the 2018/19 monitoring year. Additionally, a new territorial individual was confirmed in Nordhorn.

For the current 2019/20 monitoring year, evidence of 59 packs, 6 pairs and 5 territorial individuals has been reported to DBBW by the federal states. These figures are preliminary and will change throughout the monitoring year.

For the 2018/19 monitoring year, the current figures are: 105 packs, 29 pairs and 11 territorial individuals.

6th of March, 2020

In Baden-Württemberg, the territorial individual in the Enztal territory is further present.

Therefore, federal states have reported a total of 58 packs, 7 pairs and 4 territorial individuals to the DBBW for the current 2019/20 monitoring year. These figures are preliminary and can change throughout the monitoring year.

For the 2018/19 monitoring year, the current figures are: 105 packs, 28 pairs and 11 territorial individuals.

5th of March, 2020

Hesse reports a territorial individual for the 2019/20 monitoring year in the area of Ulrichstein. In Lower Saxony, a new pair (Rehburg) has been detected, and the occurrences in Herzlake and Barnstorf have been confirmed as packs. Barnstorf is therefore retrospectively counted as pair instead of as a territorial individual for the 2018/19 monitoring year.

For the current 2019/20 monitoring year, 58 packs, 7 pairs and 3 territorial individuals have been reported by the federal states to DBBW. These figures are preliminary and can change in the range of the monitoring year.

For the 2018/19 monitoring year, the updated figures are: 105 packs, 28 pairs and 11 territorial individuals.

12th of February, 2020

Rhineland-Palatinate has reported the first pack for the 2019/20 monitoring year: Feldkircher Wald/Neuwied (FWN). This pack is therefore retrospectively counted as pair for the 2018/19 monitoring year.

On the basis of the results of genetic analyses, Lower Saxony confirmed that the occurrence in Werlte had been a pair in the 2018/19 monitoring year already. Therefore, the occurrence has been retrospectively changed from residential individual to pair. For the 2019/20 monitoring year, it had pair status already.

In total, the federal states have reported 56 packs, 7 pairs and 2 territorial individuals to the DBBW for the current monitoring year. These figures are preliminary and will change throughout the monitoring year.

For the 2018/19 monitoring year, the updated figures are: 105 packs, 27 pairs and 12 territorial individuals.

2nd of December, 2019

By now, all individual reports regarding territories in the 2018/19 monitoring year are aligned and can be published officially. In total, 105 packs, 25 pairs and 13 territorial individuals are known.

Due to that new knowledge, the number of pairs increases retrospectively for the 2017/18 monitoring year. As a result, 77 packs, 40 pairs and 3 territorial individuals have now been identified for 2017/18.

For the current monitoring year 2019/20, the DBBW has received reports of 55 packs, 7 pairs and 2 territorial individuals from the federal states. These figures are only preliminary and will change in the range of the monitoring year. Wen new packs are detected, there will be retrospective consequences for the 2018/19 monitoring year, as they will be counted retroactively as pairs for that year.

7th of June, 2019

There is new information for the monitoring year 2018/19 (completed in April 2019) from Saxony-Anhalt, Lower Saxony, Bavaria and Schleswig-Holstein: Bavaria and Schleswig-Holstein report one territorial individual each (Rhön, Segeberg). Lower Saxony reports only one territorial individual each where there had been packs in 2018/19 in two occasions (Barnstorf, Cuxhaven).

Saxony-Anhalt reports preliminary results for packs and pairs for 2018/19: So far, 14 packs and one pair could be confirmed. Three of the packs are new ones and are therefore counted additionally and retrospectively as pairs for 2017/18.

For the current 2018/19 monitoring year, DBBW has received reports about 73 packs, 5 pairs and 10 territorial individuals in the different federal states.

At the same time, the number of pairs increases to 33 for the 2017/18 monitoring year, as the 3 new packs in Saxony-Anhalt (SLF, AMH, STH) are counted as pairs retrospectively. Consequently, the up-to-date figures for the 2017/18 monitoring year are 75 packs, 33 pairs and 3 territorial individuals.

24th of April, 2019

There is new information for the current monitoring year 2018/19 from Lower Saxony: In the area of the Burgdorf territory a wolf pair has been detected after the first pair had been killed in road accidents in October 2018 and February 2019. Further, a territorial individual could be confirmed through genetic analyses near Amelinghausen and a new pack was identified: Stemmen.

For the current 2018/19 monitoring year, DBBW has received reports about 60 packs, 3 pairs and 5 territorial individuals in the different federal states.

At the same time, the number of pairs increases to 30 for the 2017/18 monitoring year, as the new Stemmen pack is counted as pair retrospectively. All in all, the current state of knowledge for the 2017/18 monitoring year is 75 packs, 30 pairs and 3 territorial individuals.

30th of April, 2019

Rhineland-Palatinate and Lower Saxony report new information for the current 2018/19 monitoring year: In Rhineland-Palatinate there is a first territorial female wolf in the Stegskopf (STG) territory.

Genetic analyses of a dead wolf found on the 1st of February, 2019 in the Burgdorf territory revealed that the territorial female has been killed in a car accident, too. As the male wolf of the Burgdorf pack had been killed in a road accident earlier (on the 3rd of October, 2018), that particular wolf occurrence does not exist any longer.

For the current 2018/19 monitoring year, DBBW has received reports about 59 packs, 2 pairs and 4 territorial individuals in the different federal states.

14th of March, 2019

Lower Saxony reports new information that concern the completed 2017/18 monitoring year. Recent genetic analyses have shown that the two occurrences Ebstorf and Gartow had been packs in that year already, and not pairs, as assumed initially. Consequently, the number of confirmed packs in the 2017/18 monitoring year increases to 75, while the number of pairs decreases to 29.

The updated figures for the 2017/18 monitoring year are therefore 75 packs, 29 pairs and 3 territorial individuals.

For the current 2018/19 monitoring year, DBBW has received reports about 59 packs, 2 pairs and 4 territorial individuals in the different federal states.

21st of December, 2018

Lower Saxony reports new information regarding the current monitoring year 2018/19: A new pack, Widdernhausen, has been confirmed with four pups in the Celle district. Therefore, this occurrence is retrospectively counted as a pair for the 2017/18 monitoring year. Further, the male wolf of the Burgdorf pair was ran over in October, so that the remaining female, which is still in the same area, is only counted as territorial individual.

Consequently, 73 packs, 31 pairs and 3 territorial individuals have been confirmed for the 2017/18 monitoring year.

For the current 2018/19 monitoring year, DBBW has received reports about 57 packs, 2 pairs and 3 territorial individuals in the different federal states.

22nd of November, 2018

Reconcilement of federal state data has been completed, so that today the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation publishes the current number of territories for the completed monitoring year in a press release. A total of 106 wolf territories are confirmed for the 2017/18 monitoring year. There was evidence of 73 packs, 30 pairs and 3 territorial individuals. In 66 packs reproduction was verified with a total of 266 pups. Wolves occurred in the federal states Bavaria, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia.

5th of November, 2018

Reconcilement between federal states and DBBW regarding data for the 2017/18 monitoring year is now far advanced. Despite this, the data is still to be considered as preliminary. All in all, 73 packs, 29 pairs and 3 territorial individuals have been reported for the 2017/18 monitoring year.

Some packs that have been confirmed for the first time in 2017/18 are retrospectively counted as pairs for the 2016/17 monitoring year. Therefore, the number of pairs for the 2016/17 monitoring year increases to 21, while the number of packs remains at 60 and the number of territorial individuals is still two.

Two corrections have been made in the framework of the federal state reporting: The occurrences Bispingen (NI) and Massenei (SN) are not counted as independent occurrences any more. Genetic analyses showed that for Bispingen (NI) it is probable that it did not develop in parallel to Munster. More likely, both occurrences blended into each other through stepwise change of the parental animals. Therefore, the occurrence is now called Munster/Bispingen.

Regarding the forested area of Massenei (SN), genetic analyses have revealed that it has to be counted as part of the Hohwald territory, as the territorial female had been detected in both forested areas alternately.

17th of September, 2018

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania recently reported the new pack Löcknitz with 4 pups for the 2017/18 monitoring year. Therefore, the pack is retrospectively counted as pair for the 2016/17 monitoring year.

Consequently, figures for the 2017/18 monitoring year, which ended on the 30th of April, 2018, change to 55 packs, 17 pairs and 3 territorial individuals. All results are still to be considered as preliminary.

For the completely evaluated 2016/17 monitoring year, the number of pairs rises to 19, so that a total of 60 packs, 19 pairs and 2 territorial individuals have been reported for that year.

10th of September, 2018

New reports exist for the 2018/19 monitoring year: In Lower Saxony there is one new pack (Wietze) and two new pairs (Burgdorf, Rodewald). The latter had been the territory of a territorial individual the year before. The Wietze pack is counted retrospectively for the 2017/18 monitoring year.

Further, there are new evidences of reproduction in known occurrences for the current 2018/19 monitoring year. Therefore, information about 34 packs and 2 pairs are available by now (see map).

In addition to this, DBBW has been provided with information about reproduction in the Storkow territory for the 2017/18 monitoring year.

Consequently, the number of confirmed territories increases to 54 packs, 17 pairs and 3 territorial individuals for the 2017/18 monitoring year, which ended on the 30th of April, 2018. All results are still to be considered as preliminary.

21st of August, 2018

Meanwhile, new information is available for the 2018/19 monitoring year: In Bavaria, there are pups in the Veldensteiner Forst territory and in Brandenburg there is a new pack (Vorspreewald), which has pups, too. Therefore, this occurrence is counted as pair for the 2017/18 monitoring year.

Additionally, there are new evidences of reproduction in known occurrences for the current monitoring year 2018/19. In total, there is information regarding 30 packs (see map).

Furthermore, DBBW has been provided with reproduction evidence from the Kyritz-Ruppiner Heide territory.

Thereby, the up-to-date territory numbers for the 2017/18 monitoring year, which ended on the 30th of April, 2018, increased to 53 packs, 16 pairs and 3 territorial individuals. This information is further to be considered as preliminary.

14th of August, 2018

By now, Saxony-Anhalt has reported pack status for three more territories for the 2017/18 monitoring year and one more pack for the transboundary Göritz-Klepzig territory. All of the 4 packs are known from previous years.

Therefore, the number of territories for the 2017/18 monitoring year, which ended on the 30th of April 2018, increases to 52 packs, 15 pairs and 3 territorial individuals. All results are further to be considered as preliminary.

7th of August, 2018

There is new information from Lower Sayony regarding the 2018/19 monitoring year. In the Garlstedt and Ebstorf territories, which have been confirmed with pair status in the 2017/18 monitoring year, reproduction was now confirmed. Therefore, their status changes to packs.

Furthermore, pups were confirmed in the Die Lucie pack, which had been identified recently through genetic analyses for the 2017/18 monitoring year. Additional offspring was reported for the known Bergen pack.

Saxnoy-Anhalt reported the current status for some known territories for the 2017/18 monitoring year, more will follow soon.

All in all, the number of territories for the 2017/18 monitoring year, which ended on the 30th of April, 2018, increases to 48 packs, 15 pairs and 3 territorial individuals. All data are still to be considered as preliminary.

30th of July, 2018

Two new packs have been confirmed in Lower Saxony. For the current 2018/19 monitoring year, pups have been confirmed for the first time in the Meppen area, which means that the local occurrence is a pack. Consequently, the Mepppen occurrence is retrospectively counted as a pair for the 2017/18 monitoring year.

Apart from this, genetic analyses confirmed a pack with pups in the Die Lucie area for the 2017/18 monitoring year, which had already been completed. The Die Lucie pack is therefore also counted as a pair for the 2016/17 monitoring year.

Consequently, the updated territory numbers for the 2017/18 monitoring year, which ended on the 30th of April, 2018, increase to 39 packs, 15 pairs and 3 territorial individuals. This information is still to be considered as preliminary.

For the completed 2016/17 monitoring year, the number of pairs increases to 18.

27th of July, 2018

There is information regarding the current 2018/19 monitoring year from Saxony. There are two new packs: Großhennersdorf and Massenei. Additionally, reproduction has been confirmed for a number of known packs (see territories map). The two new packs are counted retrospectively as pairs for the 2017/18 monitoring year.

Furthermore, the new pack Chransdorfer Wald has been confirmed in southern Brandenburg very close to the known Großenräschen pack for the 2017/18 monitoring year, which had just ended. The new pack is therefore counted as pair for the previous 2016/17 monitoring year. For the known occurrences Hohenbocka and Ruhland the pack status has been confirmed for 2017/18, the Seese occurrence had pair status in 2017/18.

In total, the number of territories reported for the 2017/18 monitoring year, which ended on the 30th of April, 2018, increases to 38 packs, 14 pairs and 3 territorial individuals. This information is still preliminary.

For the 2016/17 monitoring year, which has already been evaluated, the number of pairs increases to 17.

26th of July, 2018

First information regarding the current 2018/19 monitoring year have been reported by Lower Saxony: There is a new pack (Gnarrenburg) and the known pack Ehra-Lessien has offspring.

The new Gnarrenburg pack is counted retrospectively as pair for the 2017/18 monitoring year. Consequently, the number of territories reported for the 2017/18 monitoring year, which ended on the 30th of April, 2018, increases to 35 packs, 11 pairs and 3 territorial individuals. These results are to be considered as preliminary.

5th of June, 2018

New information has been reported for the 2017/18 monitoring year from Saxony. The evaluation of the occurrence in Königsbrücker Heide has changed; as the synopsis of available data only gives evidence for a pair and not for a pack, as assumed before.

For the 2017/18 monitoring year, which ended on the 30th of April, 2018, 35 packs, 10 pairs and 3 territorial individuals have been confirmed in Germany. This information is preliminary.

19th of April, 2018

Lower Saxony and Saxony reported new information regarding the 2017/18 monitoring year. In Saxony, a new pair has been confirmed in the Dübener Heide area. In Lower Saxony, an additional pair was detected in the Amt Neuhaus area. Furthermore, genetic analyses revealed that there is a pair, not a territorial individual in the Ebstorf territory.

For the current 2017/18 monitoring year, 36 packs, 9 pairs and 3 territorial individuals are known.

Additionally, genetic analyses have found that the Ebstorf pair had been existent in the previous 2016/17 monitoring year, too. The pair is therefore counted additionally for the completed and evaluated 2016/17 monitoring year, which increases the figures to 60 packs, 16 pairs and 2 territorial individuals.

23rd of March, 2018

Based on genetic analyses, Lower Saxony could confirm a pack in the Walle territory for the 2017/18 monitoring year. So far, there was only a territorial individual detected for Walle. The new pack is counted as pair for the prior monitoring year.

Further, genetic analyses confirmed that the Eschede pack has shifted its core area to the area of the former Rheinmetall pack. It was therefore renamed Eschede/Rheinmetall.

15th of March, 2018

Bavaria and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania report new information for the 2017/18 monitoring year: In Bavaria, a new pair was confirmed in the Veldensteiner Forst, and in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania the two new pairs Jasnitz and Nossentiner Heide, as well as a territorial individual in the Müritz National Park. Additionally, pups were confirmed in the Retzow-Jännersdorfer Heide (transboundary territory with Brandenburg), where only a pair was known from the 2016/17 monitoring year.

At the same time, DBBW received the information from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania that the Lübtheen pack cannot be confirmed any more. The pack’s core area has been taken over by the Kaliß wolves. Consequently, the pups that have been confirmed for the Lübtheener Heide in 2017 belong to the Kaliß pack, not to the Lübtheen pack. The map has been corrected accordingly.

For the current 2017/18 monitoring year, a total of 34 packs, 6 pairs and 5 territorial individuals have been reported from the federal states to the DBBW.

8th of February, 2018

Saxony reports a new pack in the Stolpen/Hohnstein region, which has raised pups in the 2017/18 monitoring year. Therefore, it is counted retrospectively as pair for the 2016/17 monitoring year so that the number of pairs increases from 13 to 14 for that year.

Furthermore, Lower Saxony reports that the Wendisch Evern pair and the territorial individual near Ebstorf are confirmed for the 2017/18 monitoring year, too. Consequently 32 packs, 3 pairs and 5 territorial individuals have been reported by the federal states for the current monitoring year.

11th of January, 2018

Bavaria and Lower Saxony have reported new territorial individuals for the 2017/18 monitoring year: In Bavaria, a female wolf has settled down in Veldensteiner Forst, and in Lower Saxony the territories Walle and Rodewald were confirmed.

22nd of November, 2017

Meanwhile, all data from the 2016/17 monitoring year are available, reconciled on a national level and ready for publication. A total of 60 packs, 13 pairs and 3 territorial individuals have been confirmed.

The new figures result in retrospective changes to the data from the 2015/16 monitoring year: Genetic analyses have revealed that the Märkisch-Buchholz and Storkow packs, which have been reported as separate packs in 2016/17, are one identical pack. This new information means that the newly appointed pack Märkisch-Buchholz has to be withdrawn for the 2016/17 monitoring year and also cannot be counted as pair for the 2015/16 monitoring year any more. The updated figures for the 2015/16 monitoring year are therefore as follows: 47 packs, 21 pairs and 4 territorial individuals.

There is also new information for the 2017/18 monitoring year. For example, offspring has been confirmed in two territories in Saxony (Cunewalde and Hohwald), where the situation had been unclear in the previous years, or only a territorial individual had been confirmed, respectively.

25th of August, 2017

Lower Saxony reports that two new territories could be confirmed for the 2016/17 monitoring year on the basis of genetic data and camera trap pictures: The Visselhövede pack, which raised at least one pup in 2016, and the Wendisch Evern pair.

The Visselhövede occurrence is counted retrospectively as a pair for the 2015/16 monitoring year. Therefore, the number of confirmed territories in 2015/16 increases to 47 packs, 22 pairs and 4 territorial individuals.

22nd of August, 2017

Evidence for reproduction has been provided for the Lübtheen pack in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania for the 2017/18 monitoring year. Further, pups have been detected again in the area in Lower Saxony where the Rheinmetall pack had been confirmed in the 2014/15 monitoring year.

8th of August, 2017

There is new reproduction evidence in Lower Saxony and Brandenburg concerning the 2017/18 monitoring year. For example in the new Ehra-Lessien pack in Lower Saxony, which consequently is counted as pair for the previous 2016/17 monitoring year. Additionally, genetic data confirmed a female territorial individual in the Bippen area in Lower Saxony for the 2016/17 monitoring year.

Moreover, pups have been confirmed for the pair in the Bavarian Forest, which results in the establishment of the first Bavarian wolf pack.

27th of July, 2017

Meanwhile, pups have been confirmed in several territories in Saxony. In one case (Dahlener Heide) it is a new establishment. Therefore, one more pair is counted for the 2016/17 monitoring year. However, data for the 2016/17 monitoring year are not complete yet and are to be considered as preliminary, as neither reporting from the federal states to the DBBW nor reconciliation of data on a national level has been completed. The latter is conducted yearly on the national monitoring meeting, which will take place in September 2017.

1st of June, 2017

The first data set for the 2017/18 monitoring year is available by now: Lower Saxony reported a new pair near Garlstedt.

Additionally, there is new information for the 2016/17 monitoring year: Saxony reported the Kollmer pack as a new pack. In that area, there had been reproduction in the 2013/14 monitoring year. In Brandenburg, there is also a new pack: Markisch-Buchholz. The number of confirmed and reported packs therefore rises to 40.

Consequently, the two packs are counted retrospectively as pairs for the 2015/16 monitoring year. The number of reported pairs for the 2015/16 monitoring year therefore rises from 19 (as of 15th of May, 2017) to 21.

15th of May, 2017

There is no data yet for the new 2017/18 monitoring year, which has just started on the 1st of May, 2017 and will end on the 30th of April, 2018, as federal states have not reported numbers of packs, pairs or territorial individuals to DBBW. As soon as new information is reported, it will be made available here. The data is considered to be preliminary, as information will be added throughout the year.

For the 2016/17 monitoring year, which has just finished, data regarding 38 packs, 5 pairs and 3 territorial individuals have been reported to DBBW from Saxony, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Thuringia and Brandenburg. However, data for the 2016/17 monitoring year are not complete yet and are to be considered as preliminary, as neither reporting from the federal states to the DBBW nor reconciliation of data on a national level has been completed. The latter is conducted yearly on the national monitoring meeting, which will take place in September 2017.

A total of 4 cases of newly reported occurrences for the 2016/17 monitoring year are packs: Dobbrikow und Hohnbocka in Brandenburg, Kaliß in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Ostenholzer Moor in Lower Saxony.

This means for the 2015/16 monitoring year that the 4 new packs are retrospectively counted as pairs so that the number of pairs rises from 15 (as of November 2016, DBBW Status Report for the 2015/16 monitoring year) to 19.

1st of December, 2016

In the DBBW Status Report for the 2015/16 monitoring year the state of knowledge as of November 2016 is presented: 47 packs 15 pairs and 4 territorial individuals. The current state of knowledge thereby differs from the state of knowledge as of September 2016, which was published by BfN in a press release right after the national monitoring meeting, and which included 46 packs, 14 pairs and 4 territorial individuals.

This discrepancy is due to genetic analyses which confirmed in October 2016 that the Möckern occurrence in Saxony-Anhalt had 2 pups in 2015 already. Therefore it was counted as the 47th pack. In the Saxony-Brandenburg transboundary area a pup was detected in October 2016 and genetically assigned to a parental pair which had been unknown so far. Consequently, a new pack was counted for the 2016/17 monitoring year. The pack was additionally and retrospectively counted as pair for the 2015/16 monitoring year.

In the DBBW Status Report for the 2015/16 monitoring year all other changes that have been made retrospectively for the previous years are shown numerically in the figure dealing with the development of wolf territories.

Here, the changes are also addressed shortly:

Originally, 31 packs, 8 pairs and 6 territorial individuals were known for the 2014/15 monitoring year after the national monitoring meeting in autumn 2015. Due to the retrospective counting of new packs for the 2015/16 monitoring year as pairs for the 2014/15 monitoring year, the figure changes to 20 pairs, i.e. Görzke, Hornow, Müllrose, Sauener Forst, Storkow and Teichland in Brandenburg, Möckern in Saxony-Anhalt and Biehain, Cunewalde, Gohrischheide, Knappenrode and Königshainer Berge in Saxony.

Until the national monitoring meeting took place in autumn 2014, 25 packs, 8 pairs and 3 territorial individuals were known for the 2013/14 monitoring year. Due to the retrospective counting of 3 more pairs there are 11 pairs now. The additional pairs are Ruhland and Bärenklau in Brandenburg and Hoher Fläming in Saxony-Anhalt.

After the national monitoring meeting in autumn 2013, 18 packs, 12 pairs and 3 territorial individuals had been confirmed for the 2012/13 monitoring year. Due to the additional and retrospective counting of pairs for which reproduction had been confirmed in 2013/14, 7 pairs were added: Babben-Wanninchen, Großräschen and Teichland in Brandenburg, Glücksburger Heide in Saxony/Anhalt and Kollm in Saxony. Unlike these pairs, the Forst Hohenbucko pack, for which reproduction had been confirmed for the first time in 2013/14, is not counted as pack for the 2012/13 monitoring year. This is due to the fact that the pack’s male had been living as a parental individual in the Seese pack in summer 2012, which would have caused double counting.

After the national monitoring meeting in autumn 2012, 14 packs, 3 pairs and 4 territorial individuals were initially confirmed for the 2011/12 monitoring year. A total of 3 pairs was added retrospectively: Hohwald and Milkel II in Saxony and Göritz/Klepzig in Saxony/Anhalt.

For the 2010/11 monitoring year, 7 packs, 5 pairs and 6 territorial individuals had been confirmed originally after the national monitoring meeting in autumn 2011. A total of 2 pairs was added retrospectively: Zschorno in Brandenburg and Niesky in Saxony.

There were no retrospective changes for the 2009/10 monitoring year.

The very first national monitoring meeting took place at BfN’s invitation in Bonn in autumn 2009. At that time, 5 packs, 1 pair and 4 territorial individuals were known. For the 2008/09 monitoring year, the 2 pairs Welzow in Brandenburg and Altengrabow in Saxony/Anhalt, which reproduced for the first time in 2009, were added retrospectively. Unlike these pairs, the Seenland pack, which reproduced for the first time in 2009, too, was not counted as pair for 2008/09. The reproducing female from the Seenland pack had been the reproducing female in the Neustadt pack in summer and autumn 2008 and only changed to the Seenland pair in winter 2008/09, which would have caused double counting.

For the 2007/08 monitoring year, 3 packs, one pair and 2 territorial individuals were known and added retrospectively by the 2 packs Dauban and Milkel in Saxony, which reproduced for the first time in 2008.

There were no retrospective changes for the 2006/07 and 2005/06 monitoring years.

For the 2004/05 monitoring year, which referred to the Muskauer Heide pack and Neustadt pair, the Nochten pair in Saxony was added retrospectively. The Nochten pair reproduced for the first time in 2005.

There were no retrospective changes for the 200/01 to 2003/04 monitoring years.