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Quirks and Quarks: Unnatural Selection

CBC’s Bob McDonald speaks with Chris Darimont about natural selection: It’s perhaps not surprising that humans are having an impact on the evolution of other animals on the planet. What is surprising, according to Dr. Chris Darimont, an NSERC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is the […]

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In and out of Africa

By Chris Darimont Research Scientist, Rainforest Wolf Program Tanzania, December 2008 Guttural roars and the cracking of bone drown out any sound of the river, which by this time of year has slowed to a mere trickle. On its banks, blood-soaked muzzles plunge into fallen prey as if it were their final meal.

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War on wolves fails test of reason, efficacy and morality

The real culprit in the decline of the caribou is human activity The Vancouver Sun December 18, 2008\ By Chris Darimont and Chris Genovali With dismay we read Larry Pynn’s article (Wolves killed to protect caribou, Dec. 15) regarding the B.C. government’s clandestine war on wolves. What an astounding folly-in-the-making, and on several grounds.

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Logging, Habitat Loss the Real Threat

by Chris Darimont Times Colonist Published: Saturday, June 28, 2008 Two recent Times Colonist articles have quoted Environment Minister Barry Penner and Victoria Jackson of the Vancouver Island Marmot Foundation, who promoted the oversimplified assertion that wolves and cougars are primary factors in the decline of Vancouver Island marmots.

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