BC gov’t taken to court over shooting of wolves from helicopters to save caribou

BC gov’t taken to court over shooting of wolves from helicopters to save caribou

The conservation group Pacific Wild is taking the BC government to court over how the ministry responsible is killing wolves to save the endangered caribou populations. The government’s wolf management program was launched in 2015 to reduce predation on caribou. An estimated 1,400 wolves have been killed since, according to Pacific Wild. Animal advocates have […]

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Petition: Arctic Animals Movement Patterns Shifting Due to Climate Change

Petition: Arctic Animals Movement Patterns Shifting Due to Climate Change

A study funded by NASA has recently determined that wildlife in the Arctic are responding to climate change in different ways. This has researchers worried that entire ecosystems could be disrupted. “The Arctic is showing more extreme indications of climate change,” said study co-author Gil Bohrer. The team analyzed data from the Arctic Animal Movement […]

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POLL: Should the Trump Administration be allowed to auction leases in the Arctic refuge to the oil and gas industry?

POLL: Should the Trump Administration be allowed to auction leases in the Arctic refuge to the oil and gas industry?

In a last-ditch attempt to make good on promises to the oil and gas industry, the Trump administration is rushing to formalize plans to drill for oil in the Arctic national wildlife refuge before Joe Biden takes office. On Tuesday, the Bureau of Land Management initiated the process with a formal “call for nominations”, inviting […]

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Killing nearly 500 wolves in a year failed to protect endangered caribou – study

Killing nearly 500 wolves in a year failed to protect endangered caribou – study

With their ability to glide silently through snow drifts and vanish into forests, mountain caribou have been called the grey ghosts of western Canada’s alpine region. But in recent years, a steep drop in their population has raised fears the knobby-kneed ungulates may disappear forever. The rapid decline of mountain caribou has alarmed both biologists […]

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According to a new study – there’s simply no proof that wolf culls – aimed at saving western Canada’s endangered mountain caribou – are working.

According to a new study – there’s simply no proof that wolf culls – aimed at saving western Canada’s endangered mountain caribou – are working.

New research by a team of biologists, seems to support critics who have long argued that wolves are being sacrificed unnecessarily in efforts to save mountain caribou in British Columbia and Alberta from the growing threat of extinction. Since the 80s, authorities in the two provinces (Canada’s westernmost) have been conducting “culls” which have probably […]

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