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Liberalizing the killing of wolves State of the science

Recently, some state governments began pursuing aggressive efforts to reduce wolf populations through programs that include liberalized hunting and trapping seasons, and efforts to incentivize killing (e.g., bounties). These efforts represent a departure from policies of the recent past, raising … read more

Killing Wolves And Farming Caribou Benefit Industry, Not Caribou: A Response To Stan Boutin

In Nature Alberta Fall 2016, we wrote an open letter to Premier Notley (Proulx et al. 2016), where we requested that the Alberta Government refrain from predator control and fencing caribou for recovering the Little Smoky caribou population. In addition, … read more

Killing Wolves To Prevent Predation On Livestock May Protect One Farm But Harm Neighbors

Large carnivores, such as gray wolves, Canis lupus, are difficult to protect in mixed-use landscapes because some people perceive them as dangerous and because they sometimes threaten human property and safety. Governments may respond by killing carnivores in an effort … read more

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