WCS Canada Comments - Recommended Yukon Wolf Plan - August 2011

WCS Canada


Abstract

We provide recommendations to support and strengthen the Plan's seven goals by recognizing the critical role wolves play as apex predators in shaping ecosystems and maintaining biodiversity. We support specific measures, where our expertise is sufficient to comment. We also caution that collecting the necessary wolf population size, prey population size, prey distribution scale, and other information will often be difficult and prohibitively costly, so political lobbying may influence decision-making and we recommend including public review to combat this. We have significant concerns with the proposed use of wolf harvest as a management alternative to large-scale wolf control, because any local wolf control will need to remove large proportions of local wolves (including whole packs) repeatedly over a long time period. Similarly, we recommend instituting adequate reporting of all (First Nation and other) harvest as a pre-condition for any local wolf control management.

Recommended citation

WCS Canada (2011). WCS Canada Comments - Recommended Yukon Wolf Plan - August 2011. WCS Canada. https://global.wcs.org/Resources/Publications/Publications-Search-II/ctl/view/mid/13340/pubid/DMX3274300000.aspx

WCS Canada comments on Canada's Critical Minerals Strategy, to Natural Resources Canada

WCS Canada comments on Canada's Critical Minerals Strategy, to Natural Resources Canada

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