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Observers Say Alberta Wolf Kill to Expand Despite Government Denial

posted Mar 31, 2015, 12:26 AM by chloe owens

1/7/15, by Bob Weber, The Canadian Press - The Daily Courier

Observers say Alberta wolf kill to expand despite government denial

…Alberta has killed almost 1,000 wolves since 2006 on the range of the Little Smoky herd, a small group of caribou in west-central Alberta.  The herd’s range has been about 95% disturbed by industry, leaving the caribou increasingly exposed to wolf predation.  Three other nearby ranges are in similar states with disturbance rates from 50 to 95% - far higher than federal guidelines for usable caribou habitat.  Energy leases are still being sold in those ranges.  Forestry also continues.