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"One of the best known declines occurred in Newfoundland between the 1890s and 1920s when
virtually all island herds dropped precipitously from about 100,000 animals to no more than 15,000,
and perhaps considerably less. Despite the disappearance of the wolf, the absence of coyotes and closed
hunting seasons, their numbers did not begin to recover until the 1960s."

http://conservationvisions.com/sites/def......rt_1.pdf

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In contrast to Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom assurance the caribou were "unconcerned" with, and merely experiencing a "momentary confusion" as a result of human aggression:

"To date, the effects of industrial resource use (forestry, hydroelectric development, and mining) and recreational snowmachine and pedestrian activity have been assessed for several of our herds. As reported elsewhere, Newfoundland caribou show an avoidance of infrastructure and activity associated with resource extraction and direct human disturbance. Resource extraction reduces caribou habitat directly by removing it or altering its composition, or indirectly by displacing caribou, often several kilometres beyond the precise footprint of development. In addition, direct disturbance through human encounter induces a flight response. All avoidance and flight responses have energetic consequences for
caribou, potentially influencing productivity, survival and recruitment."

http://conservationvisions.com/sites/def......rt_1.pdf
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“ 'The Calgary Zoo has decided not to proceed with the breeding and recovery of the woodland caribou project, a collaboration between Parks Canada and the B.C. government,’ according to a statement from the Calgary Zoo.

'We concluded that the funding proposed by Parks Canada put too much of the financial burden on the Calgary Zoo at a time when we have many other conservation and flood recovery priorities.'...

At the time the captive breeding program was announced, the plan indicated captive breeding would be a long-term project with a goal of supplying caribou for approximately four to six sub-populations over a 10- to 20-year period."

http://www.rmoutlook.com/article/2014110......-program
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All avoidance and flight responses have energetic consequences for caribou, potentially influencing productivity, survival and recruitment."



Also, don't drink bottled wolf urine.
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Why have people waited 'til the last minute? We see the same thing over and over again. It's not like this issue has snuck up on anyone. In the meantime? Smile

"In the meantime, the provincial environment department is currently working on special “range plans” for each of the 16 caribou herds calling for habitat restoration.

Caribou are habitually very shy animals and need dense, intact forest with few cutlines, roads, or pipelines that allow predators easy access to the herds. The first range plan will be ready next year with the rest in late 2016."


http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2014/11/19/fenci......urvival/

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"Aishihik saw similar results. The killing of 189 wolves allowed moose numbers to double and caribou to triple. But, within a decade of the wolf cull, these populations had sunk yet again."

http://yukon-news.com/news/lose-wolves-lose-the-wilderness
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The effect mentioned in this article was mentioned in at least one other article I've read in the last few days, maybe linked to on this thread. Culling wolves could actually lead to their increased predation on caribou and others.

http://theconversation.com/wolf-cull-bac......ls-34997
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Also key in this, and I've seen this indicated in other articles, as well:

"The Proponents have consistently argued that, once the project is decommissioned, their reclamation efforts would enable wildlife to repopulate previously disturbed areas. Dr. Schaefer contradicted this claim noting that: 'This loss of habitat is likely permanent, or at least long-term. To my knowledge, there are no examples of woodland caribou reoccupying their range once they have disappeared following industrial development.' "

http://prairie.sierraclub.ca/en/node/18
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I'm looking at this right now. I'll have to take a look at "Never Cry Wolf" again- been a long time since I saw it- thanks for the reminder, Bill.

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I'll have to take a look at "Never Cry Wolf" again- been a long time since I saw it- thanks for the reminder, Bill.

My pleasure, Laurie.

It's one of my favorite films.
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"December 06, 2001 'The herd is so small now that even if the habitat was perfect and there were no cougars, the caribou could still go,' says Don Katnik, a research biologist at WSU and chair of the IMCTC.


'They have a low reproductive rate even in the best of conditions,' says Tim Bertram, a wildlife biologist for the Forest Service.


So a more immediate focus for the biologists is to increase the number of caribou either through transplants or a captive-breeding program....

In a situation like this, he adds, transplanting animals -- not just once or twice, but over perhaps 10 years -- is the only way to push the herd far enough away from the brink so that everyone can take a deep breath and begin to address other issues, such as habitat conditions, fertility rates and predation."


http://www.inlander.com/spokane/requiem-......=2126214
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One of the great outdoors moments of my life was watching an enormous herd of caribou come through camp while I was doing a bit of work in the Northwest territories, just a few km south of the Arctic Circle.

The lake was still mostly frozen, and the caribou calmly waded into the water--only a degree or two above freezing--and swam a couple of hundred meters before pulling themselves up on the ice and moving forward.

Amazing creatures, apparently living on air and water.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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"B.C. government is pushing for an unlimited wolf hunt in the Peace Region... the government is also pushing for tripling grizzly trophy hunt limits...
"People Outside B.C.
We recommend directing the email to the forest, lands, and natural resource operations minister Steve Thomson, and assistant deputy minister, Tim Sheldan. As a non-resident, take a moment to explain why you were moved to respond to this issue.

To: FLNR.Minister@gov.bc.ca, Tim.Sheldan@gov.bc.ca
Cc: premier@gov.bc.ca, mary.polak.MLA@leg.bc.ca, harry.bains.mla@leg.bc.ca, s.chandraherbert.mla@leg.bc.ca, info@pacificwild.org"

http://pacificwild.org/news-and-resource......E2%80%A6
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Look what I found and bought for me today! :

Image


Do you like the scent?

ingredients: Dipropylene Glycol, Water, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Stearate, Fragrance, PPG-3 Myristyl Ether, Tetrasodium EDTA, Blue 1

no wolves were involed in the process. maybe they are getting royalties for the likeness? Smile
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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Perhaps we could send them some sheep's clothing.
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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