Wolves

Chelsea Turner

My Quest With Dad To Film Wild Wolves On B.C. Coast

The next morning everything changes. A hunting guide has arrived and anchored his boat next to us. Even though this area is part of a provincial park, the wolves have no protection. In B.C., it's legal to kill a wolf regardless of age and sex. After weeks of longing for the wolves to show themselves I am now praying that they stay hidden in the forest.
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Are They Safe Now?

VANCOUVER - It was a successful experiment in recovering an endangered species — too successful, for some, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service now ponders lifting protections for transplanted Canad...
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B.C.'s Torturous Wolf Management

Brad Hill, a wildlife photographer and biologist from the Columbia Valley, discovered that the province has been placing wolf neck snares on Crown land near his home. Hill located 18 snares near a bait pile of road-killed elk and mule deer, designed to draw wolves into the area. Snares are the most inhumane, legally allowed traps in use.
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How Would Wolves Manage The Human Population?

"Perhaps the most important part of our "Draft Management Plan For Humans In British Columbia" is to minimize the threat to wolf safety caused by humans. Whereas wolves pose a very limited threat to humans, the opposite is certainly not true. For instance, the B.C. government says that approximately 1,200 of us wolves were killed deliberately in 2010 by hunters and trappers for sport, trophy or profit."
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OPEN SEASON

KELOWNA, B.C. - The B.C. government says there's no limit on the number of wolves hunters can kill in the North Thompson region.Fish and wildlife manager Jeff Morgan says the no-limit policy starting...
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B.C. Wolf Management Draft Scapegoats Carnivores

Despite rhetoric about conservation, the main thrust of B.C.'s wolf management plan is clearly killing predators with the goal of reducing predator impacts on huntable species like moose, elk and deer, plus contributing to a presumed reduction in livestock conflicts on public lands. Any rational review of the impact of wolves on B.C.'s hunting opportunities, as well as livestock industry, would demonstrate that there is no "problem" in need of solving. Rationality, however, long ago ceased to be the currency of wildlife management policy in B.C.
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Woodland Caribou Are at a Crossroads

One endangered herd in Alberta's tar sands region is at great risk of disappearing. Clear-cutting and no-holds-barred oil and gas exploration and development have affected more than 60 per cent of the habitat of the Red Earth caribou herd, leaving little undisturbed forest where it can feed, breed, and roam.
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Crying Wolf?

100 MILE HOUSE, B.C. - Hunted to near-extinction in North America by the 1950s, the British Columbia wolf population has long since rebounded.Now, this secretive nocturnal predator finds itself in the...