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Grey wolves

Grey wolves inhabit the majority of Canadian provinces and territories, from the high Arctic and British Columbia to Labrador. Wolves are known to be travelling over sea ice from Labrador to Newfoundland following extirpation from the island in the early 1900s.  In total, there are between 50,000 and 60,000 wolves in Canada, occupying approximately 85% of their historic range. Grey wolves are often scapegoats for the decline of various caribou populations across Canada, and are reduced by methods of aerial gunning from helicopters, sterilization programs, and open hunting and trapping seasons. Lethal control of wolves has recently been condemned by some scientists and most conservationists – particularly given the lack of scientific validity of this unethical approach. To learn more about the treatment of wolves in western provinces, visit Wolf Awareness Inc  and Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

 

Eastern wolves

Eastern wolves are considered a unique species in Canada, given recent genetic research. These wolves were federally upgraded to  threatened status under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) in May, 2015. There are approximately 500 eastern wolves remaining in Canada. Although their range has yet to be thoroughly surveyed, they likely inhabit only remote parts of central Ontario near Algonquin Provincial Park and western parts of Quebec.

 

Canadian wolves in the news:

December 23, 2015

Don’t blame wolves for moose population decline, Animal Alliance says

 

April 17, 2015

B.C. wolf cull leads to ‘removal’ of 84 wolves

 

February 12, 2015

CBC VIDEO- Wolf cull in B.C.: A war on the wolf

 

February 11, 2015

B.C. wolf cull will likely last 5 years, assistant deputy minister says
Scientists dispute ethics of Alberta’s wolf cull

 

January 30, 2015

 

January 29, 2015

Wolf Murder Canadian Style Continues as if It’s Conservation

 

 January 15, 2015

Wolf cull will see animals shot from helicopter to save B.C. caribou                TAKE ACTION 

 

January 14, 2015

What if We Didn’t Reintroduce Wolves?

 

January 8, 2015

Researcher, author gets up-close view of wolves

 

January 7, 2015

Observers expect Alberta to expand wolf kill despite government denials

 

December 31, 2014

Wolf alert raised in Marsh Lake, Yukon

 

December 29, 2014

Snow Wolf Family and Me, review: ‘authentic and thrilling’

 

November 23, 2014

Study: Alberta wolf cull stabilizes caribou numbers, but only buying time

 

November 19, 2014

Yukon man tells court he can legally shoot wolves because of aboriginal rights

 

November 15, 2014

Grey wolf travelling alone spurs questions for Alberta traveller

 

October 26, 2014

Farmers ask province for help after wolf pack moves in on pasture

 

October 1, 2014

Wolf hit and seriously injured on Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park

 

September 11, 2014

Wolf hunt to start in east-central Saskatchewan

 

April 18, 2014

Wolf management plan angers B.C. conservationists

 

February 11, 2014

End wolf bounty, conservationists ask Alberta government

 

October 12, 2012

Northern Alberta county sticks with wolf bounty

 

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  • Gwen says:

    There was a full-grown wolf on my college caumps. A professor’s daughter was a vet, found a pup, and nursed it back to health. For whatever reason, he couldn’t be released into the wild.The professor kept it in his office during the day, and would walk it around caumps. I’d never seen a wolf before. Looked more like a bear.Wolves are big.

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