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Algonquin Wolf Population Declines Due to Multiple Threats

posted May 1, 2018, 8:05 PM by chloe owens

2/14/18, by The Associated Press, North Country Public Radio

Algonquin wolf population declines due to multiple threats

A wilderness protection agency says Ontario's Algonquin wolves are quickly disappearing because hunting, trapping, road building and increasing breeding with coyotes that dilutes the gene pool. Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society is urging the provincial government to eliminate hunting and trapping of Algonquin wolves within a recovery zone as well as protect its habitat by limiting and reducing roads. They are also asking for more research and monitoring of the wolves, which are listed as a threatened species.