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Wolves on BC island genetically different from those on mainland

A wolf looks through the grass in BC

Published on 2014.06.10 | by Raincoast | in Wolves

Dirk Meissner / The Canadian Press
Wolf researchers from Raincoast and UVic find that island wolves have diet that consists of marine foods, up to 75 per cent…

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Coastal wolves a whole different animal, study finds

Published on | by Raincoast | in Wolf Papers, Wolves

Sarah Petrescu / Times Colonist
A study by Raincoast researchers affirms genetic, ecological and behavioural differences between coastal and mainland wolves living in close proximity to each other…

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Where’s the science?


Published on 2014.03.24 | by Raincoast | in Wolves

Paul Paquet & Bob Ferris / S.J. Mercury News
Sadly, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has recently shown contempt for both when it comes to the recovery of gray wolves…

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Wolf habituation a human issue

Open season on BC wolves

Published on 2014.02.04 | by Raincoast | in Wolves

Chris Bolster and Dean Unger / Powell River Peak
Management of few animals in BC is more contentious than wolves. Seen by some as a symbol of our wilderness heritage and by others as a threat…

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U.S. relocation of Canadian wolves may be too successful


Published on 2014.01.22 | by Raincoast | in In the News, Wolves

Dene Moore / The Canadian Press
The problem lies not in whether the wolves can adapt, says Dr. Paquet, but whether people who have lived without the top-tier predators for generations can do so…

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Unlimited wolf kill proposed for Thompson region

A wolf lies in the grass, blending into the background

Published on 2013.10.15 | by Raincoast | in Wolves

Province of BC proposes hunting rules to allow unlimited wolf killing year round. Raincoast’s Dr. Paul Paquet describes plan as “woefully ignorant”…

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B.C.’s Torturous Wolf Management


Published on 2013.03.05 | by Raincoast | in Wolves

The Huffington Post – Chris Genovali
British Columbians are likely unaware their tax dollars are supporting not only the killing but also the sanctioned torturing of wolves…

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BC torturing wolves to protect cattle on crown land

Kootenay WolfSnare-low.jog

Published on 2013.02.26 | by Raincoast | in Wolves

Brad Hill, a wildlife photographer and biologist from the Columbia Valley, has discovered that the province has placed wolf neck snares on crown land near his home…

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How would wolves manage humans?


Published on 2013.01.19 | by Raincoast | in Wolves

The Huffington Post
Raincoast reached out to Ken S. Lupus who offered a ‘lupine’ perspective on the province’s wolf kill plan with a take on how humans ought to be managed…

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