Wolf cull initiated to protect caribou population

By Saddman Zaman
The Burns Lake Lakes District News
February 28, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

BURNS LAKE, BC — The province has initiated a wolf cull near Burns Lake as part of a predator reduction activity to protect the endangered Tweedsmuir-Entiako caribou herd. …Confirming the wolf cull activity in the area, Octavian Lacatusu, Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship public affairs officer spokesperson, said the Tweedsmuir-Entiako caribou herd is located in west-central B.C., approximately 50 kilometres southwest of Burns Lake. He said that the herd is designated as threatened under the federal Species at Risk Act, which was why the wolf cull was initiated. …He said that the decline of southern mountain caribou across B.C. has been attributed to extensive habitat change leading to a shift in the predator-prey dynamics of caribou. In the Tweedmuir range, he added that the mountain pine beetle epidemic, associated salvage logging, and large wildfires have contributed to significant landscape disturbance.

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