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Meet the Wolves Targeted in B.C.’s Controversial Kill

posted Apr 18, 2016, 2:00 PM by chloe owens

1/22/16, by Charles Mandel, National Observer

Meet the wolves targeted in B.C.’s controversial kill

…Gunning down wolves from helicopters is less likely to control the wolf population of

British Columbia than inflame the public sentiment against the government that condones the officially-sanctioned wolf kills…”The political calculus changes. It’s getting towards that point in B.C. Clearly, the environment is important to B.C. voters, and they no longer want to give industry and government a free pass.” One herd, the South Selkirk, only has 18 surviving caribou.  And in the South Peace, the four herds there are on the decline. The province contends the wolf is a key factor in the caribou decline…but others argue that shrinking habitat from logging, other industry and things like recreational snowmobiling are contributing most heavily to the mountain caribou’s mortality – not the grey wolf.