Canada Wolves

We Must End Alberta's Persecution of Wolves

Chris Genovali | Posted 09.03.2015 | Canada Alberta
Chris Genovali

Grey wolves in Alberta are exposed to lethal threats from every angle, including aerial gunning from helicopters, choking neck-snares, and poison-baits that lure wolves and many other species to their excruciating deaths. Alberta's liberal hunting and trapping regulations assure that the devastation of wolf families occurs nearly year-round.

The Time Has Come for a Different Way of 'Managing' Canada's Wildlife

Chris Genovali | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Impact
Chris Genovali

The senseless killing of Cecil the lion has catalyzed a worldwide discussion about the gratuitous trophy hunting of large carnivores. In Western Canada, countless "Cecils" are killed in an equally senseless manner each and every year for the amusement, pleasure and excitement of recreational hunters.

B.C.'s Plan to Protect Endangered Caribou Is Flawed

Carol Linnitt | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

B.C. will continue to kill wolves for at least a decade in an attempt to save endangered caribou according to government documents released this week -- but new research re-confirms that caribou declines are primarily caused by industrial development.

B.C.'s Wolf Cull Is Unscientific, Unethical and Unwarranted

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

This wolf cull is a consequence of industrial logging and other human activity, which have transformed the caribou's habitat into a landscape that can no longer provide the food, cover, and security these animals need to survive. Rather than address the real problem, i.e., the destruction of life sustaining caribou habitat, the B.C. government has chosen to scapegoat wolves.

The Big Bad Wolf and Other Lies Kids Don't Believe Anymore

Tamika Schilbe | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada
Tamika Schilbe

Bursting into tears is not my typical way of welcoming friends into my home. When the guests are the 8 and 10-year-old daughters of my best friend,...

Stop the Brutal Slaughter of Wolves in Alberta and B.C.

Chris Genovali | Posted 03.20.2015 | Canada
Chris Genovali

Mirroring Alberta, the the government of British Columbia has just announced a plan to kill close to 200 wolves in the South Selkirk and South Peace regions of the province to ostensibly "save caribou." The B.C. cull will employ helicopter gunning of wolves, carried out before the snowmelt.

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

Chelsea Turner | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Chelsea Turner

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.

Are They Safe Now?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - It was a successful experiment in recovering an endangered species — too successful, for some, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service no...

B.C.'s Torturous Wolf Management

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

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.

How Would Wolves Manage The Human Population?

Chris Genovali | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

"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."

B.C. Wolf Management Draft Scapegoats Carnivores

Chris Genovali | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

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.

OPEN SEASON

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

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 mana...

Liam Neeson Isn't Tough for Facing CGI Wolves

Peter Worthington | Posted 08.02.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

The Grey, starring Liam Neeson, is one of the worst films I've ever seen. Worse still is its depiction of wolves. The late Ron Lawrence, who lived with wolves, understood them and wrote books about them would have had apoplexy.

Have Wolves Returned To The East Coast?

CP | Adam Scotti, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2012 | Canada

The sightings of two suspected wolves in Atlantic Canada in recent weeks has left experts wondering why the animals may be in a region of the country ...

Woodland Caribou Are at a Crossroads

David Suzuki | Posted 11.15.2011 | Canada
David Suzuki

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.

Wolves Could Be Killed To Preserve Caribou Populations

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - Thousands of wolves stand to be killed in Alberta as part of the federal government's new plan to sustain caribou in the oilsands area, envir...

Crying Wolf?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2011 | Canada

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, thi...