Caribou recovery plan sees 156 wolves culled in West Chilcotin mountains in last 3 years

By Monica Lamb-Yorski
The Williams Like Tribune
September 15, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Sixty-six wolves were culled in the Itcha-Ilgachuz caribou range in the first months of 2022 with more expected to be removed in the coming winter, confirmed the Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship. The provincial government has been doing wolf culls since 2015 as part of an effort to restore caribou herds. …Some other wolf culls have restored caribou herds, the spokesperson noted, sharing some examples. …Habitat protection, habitat restoration and maternal penning are also key parts of our caribou recovery strategy”. ….“Scott Ellis, CEO of the Guide Outfitters Association of BC said, “We continue to log sensitive caribou habitat while we are trying to protect them. How do you promote forestry jobs while trying to save caribou at the same time? Somebody is going to lose.”

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