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Re: Caribou genocide continues

Postby Gone_Fishin » Oct 31st, 2017, 6:57 pm

Queen K wrote:Has there been a wolf reduction program in place, ever? Or in the last decade? Two?


Yes. Both at Tumbler Ridge and in the South Selkirks in the past couple of years. The herds stabilized. In the 1980s, large scale wolf reduction programs were in place, and all ungulate populations benefited. Political will to follow science is often lacking when emotions guide public opinion.
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Re: Caribou genocide continues

Postby Queen K » Oct 31st, 2017, 6:59 pm

What is going on in Wells Gray Prov Park then, are there wolves there? No wolf kill in Provincial parks?
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Re: Caribou genocide continues

Postby Gone_Fishin » Oct 31st, 2017, 7:02 pm

Queen K wrote:What is going on in Wells Gray Prov Park then, are there wolves there? No wolf kill in Provincial parks?


Loads of wolves in that area. They've decimated ungulate populations in the North Thompson.
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Re: Caribou genocide continues

Postby Queen K » Oct 31st, 2017, 7:08 pm

What prevented a wolf kill, say for the last 16 years?
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Re: Caribou genocide continues

Postby Gone_Fishin » Oct 31st, 2017, 7:13 pm

Queen K wrote:What prevented a wolf kill, say for the last 16 years?


There were wolf kills in 2015 and 2016.
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Re: Caribou genocide continues

Postby Queen K » Oct 31st, 2017, 7:15 pm

Not enough wolves were harvested out if the caribou can't make a come back. Or is it also habitat loss? So maybe it's not solely due to the increased wolf populatioin that they are decimated. Could there be disease factors or the young ones simply aren't making it through the Winters?
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Re: Caribou genocide continues

Postby Rwede » Nov 1st, 2017, 10:02 am

Queen K wrote:Not enough wolves were harvested out if the caribou can't make a come back. Or is it also habitat loss? So maybe it's not solely due to the increased wolf populatioin that they are decimated. Could there be disease factors or the young ones simply aren't making it through the Winters?


Habitat loss is a factor. But as mentioned, habitat restoration will come too late for caribou. We need to act immediately with a wide scale wolf reduction program, or face extirpation of caribou herds.

Wolves have to be targeted with >75% reductions every year for at least 5 years if there is to be a reduction in numbers. Anything less is infilled with rampant breeding. They are extremely prolific.

Targeted trapping, 1080, and aerial gunning of wolves are the only methods that will result in meaningful benefits for caribou.

I want a future with both caribou and wolves. Targeting wolves in caribou recovery areas won't extirpate wolves in BC and will give caribou a chance. Failing to target wolves in caribou recovery areas will extirpate caribou, guaranteed. The choice is clear.
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Re: Caribou genocide continues

Postby maryjane48 » Nov 1st, 2017, 10:07 am

Habitat loss is a factor. But as mentioned, habitat restoration will come too late for caribou. We need to act immediately with a wide scale wolf reduction program, or face extirpation of caribou herds.
um loss of habitat is the main reason, and for someone claiming to be a hunter animal lover you seem to not know facts. the days of killing off a animal to protect another instead of altering human actions are done.

its humans that need to be managed not wolves :smt045 :130:
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Re: Caribou genocide continues

Postby Rwede » Nov 1st, 2017, 10:12 am

maryjane48 wrote: um loss of habitat is the main reason, and for someone claiming to be a hunter animal lover you seem to not know facts. the days of killing off a animal to protect another instead of altering human actions are done.

its humans that need to be managed not wolves :smt045 :130:



You've got 14 caribou and 10 hungry wolves.

You've got logged areas that need to be regrown for 100 years to provide habitat for the 14 caribou.

What are you going to do for 100 years to protect the 14 caribou?
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Province introducing emergency 'maternal pen'

Postby maryjane48 » Nov 3rd, 2017, 6:45 am

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The province is conducting what it is calling an "urgent intervention" to keep B.C.'s South Selkirk mountain caribou population alive.

Researchers believe there are either 11 or 12 individuals left in B.C., among them four or five females.

Holger Bohm, the fish and wildlife section head for the Kootenay region, said that a "maternal pen" is now being set up to protect young caribou from predators when they are at their most vulnerable.

The caribou calves will remain in the enclosure until they are about one month old, at which point they'll be free to leave the pen area.

"We're really addressing the critical period [when] the newborn calves can't follow their mothers quite yet," he said.

"We're trying to take that early predation out of the equation to give newborns a fighting chance."
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