Save B.C. Wolves
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March 25, 2021: Pacific Wild is broadening the #SaveBCWolves campaign to address recreational sport hunting / trophy hunting of wolves and the lack of reporting on wolf kills throughout British Columbia by hunters and trappers. We are pushing the government to expand the wildlife management decision makers' table to include independent wolf biologists and conservation organizations representing non-hunting stakeholders, and the tourism industry benefiting from wolves in biodiverse ecosystems.
March 15, 2021: The courts have been operating at a very limited capacity due to COVID-19, and at this time we are still waiting for a hearing date to be set. The silver lining to waiting for our arguments to be heard: NO aerial gunning has taken place this year to date, saving the lives of hundreds of wolves.
Securing our legal counsel in this matter would not have been possible without the support of your generous donations. Thank you for helping us #SaveBCWolves this winter.
July 22, 2020: Pacific Wild heads for the courts to fight the B.C. government's controversial wolf cull, that has resulted in more than 1000 wolves being killed over the last five years.
September 12, 2019: A leaked internal document reveals the B.C. government's intentions to expand the wolf cull program, targeting 80% mortality in some areas.
March 21, 2019: After decades of inaction, the federal and provincial governments plan to continue culling wolves through at least 2020, while keeping the door ajar for new B.C. government logging approvals in critical caribou habitat.
January 19, 2018: B.C. government is proposing to increase the wolf trapping season on Vancouver Island in a misguided attempt to preserve deer populations
January 20, 2017: B.C. government admits culling of wolves is inhumane, yet still considers cull expansion.
January 20, 2016: Courts asked to rule on B.C.'s controversial wolf cull: Pacific Wild and Valhalla Wilderness Society have filed an application for a judicial review to determine whether the provincial government’s decision to cull wolves reasonably constitutes proper management of wolves.
January 15, 2015: B.C. Government green-lights controversial wolf hunt in the South Selkirk and South Peace regions. As many as 184 wolves to be shot from helicopters.
Five years later, these headlines continue today. Decades of habitat destruction and human encroachment have left B.C.’s mountain caribou on the edge of survival. Instead of protecting critical food and habitat for caribou, such as the lichen rich interior forests, the B.C. government has placed the blame on wolves. Wolves are now being targeted for aerial killing and expanded legalized hunting and trapping of wolves. These highly social and intelligent animals, icons of our natural heritage, should not be killed because of government negligence. Killing all the wolves in B.C. won’t bring the caribou back in the absence of habitat protection.
Wolves are social animals which are integral to ecosystem function. It is the view of Pacific Wild that they deserve protection and should not be exterminated because the B.C. government has continually failed to protect and recover enough habitat for caribou. Gross mismanagement of species at risk in B.C., a province with no endangered species law, results in unethical culls of predators and competing species, such as cougars and moose. There are solutions and alternatives to protecting B.C.'s caribou, but killing animals should not be one of them.
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