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Grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars/ mountain lions,bobcats, wolverines, lynx, foxes, fishers and martens are the suite of carnivores that originally inhabited North America after the Pleistocene extinctions. This site invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint on that suite of native animals (predator and prey) that inhabited The Americas circa 1500-at the initial point of European exploration and subsequent colonization. Landscape ecology, journal accounts of explorers and frontiersmen, genetic evaluations of museum animals, peer reviewed 20th and 21st century research on various aspects of our "Wild America" as well as subjective commentary from expert and layman alike. All of the above being revealed and discussed with the underlying goal of one day seeing our Continent rewilded.....Where big enough swaths of open space exist with connective corridors to other large forest, meadow, mountain, valley, prairie, desert and chaparral wildlands.....Thereby enabling all of our historic fauna, including man, to live in a sustainable and healthy environment. - Blogger Rick

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sadie Parr of WOLF AWARENESS calling on all of us to oppose the proposed Britisn Columbia Wolf Management plan

From: sadie parr <>
Date: Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 3:28 PM
Subject: Call to Action : "Stop killing. Start conserving."

Hello supporters of wild wolves, healthy ecosystems, and biodiversity!  PLEASE SHARE THIS WIDELY!  A New Management Plan was released for BC wolves April 17th which we CANNOT allow the government to get comfortable with.  Wolves need your help NOW more than ever to ensure that they have a vibrant and natural future in British Columbia.  Please take a moment this Earth Day to let the BC government know how you feel about the new management plan.  TOGETHER we can create CHANGE.  Write now!
Urge the BC Government to STOP KILLING and START  CONSERVING wolves under the New Wolf Management Plan                   
WOLVES have no voice in this, they are counting on YOURS!   66% of respondents were AGAINST the
original draft plan, why has the government not listened to our concerns?  Do not let politics trump ecology or ethics.   
      CONCERNS with the proposed BC wolf management plan and process:
  • Plan condones the killing of wolves for recreation and/or amusement purposes.
  • Proposed plan does not include objectives to establish protected areas for the long-term conservation of wolves (or other large carnivores).
  • Plan contains a grossly exaggerated view of wolf impacts on the livestock industry, which is not based on accurate data and has no accountability.
  • Plan is not using the best available wildlife science, ignoring relevant knowledge that contradicts much of the plan, ignoring the importance of social relationships shared by wolves in place of maintaining a mere existence/presence on the landscape.
  • Plan does not recognize the intrinsic value of wolves.
  • Plan includes hunting and trapping practices, which are out of sync with claims of ethics or fair chase (eg. use of bait, use of neck snares, use of mechanised vehicles).
  • Plan does not take into account wolf deaths other than regulated hunting/trapping, disregarding cumulative impacts of government wolf control actions for caribou and/or livestock, wolf deaths on human transportation routes, loss of habitat, etc.  Plan allows major hunting/trapping of wolves, which can  triggers social disharmony affecting quality of life and ecological role.
      APPEALS to decision makers regarding the BC wolf conservation and management plan:
  • Incorporate IUCN Wolf Specialist Group recommendations from Manifesto on Wolf Conservation.
  • Include designated areas for real and permanent protection for multiple wolf packs to ensure future social stability and unique genetic identity. (i.e. specifically designated large carnivore conservation areas).[i],[ii]  
  • Recognize the importance of the family unit to wolf conservation. 
  • Recognize the intrinsic value of wolvesi,ii
  • Return to former requirements of species licences, bag limits, quotas, shorter restricted seasons, and mandatory reporting. 
  • Ban the use of bait, neck snares and mechanized vehicles to align with fair chase and ethics. 
  • Administer education programs for the livestock industry about methods of prevention to reduce depredation events and foster coexistencei,ii.
  • Evaluate and respond to cumulative impacts/threats on wolves.
Please contact the following decision makers, consider including these points in your correspondence as well as your own.  Demand better for wolves, and better for British Columbia's wild and natural legacy.

Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson
                email:     phone: 250-387-6240     fax: 250-387-1040
                Mailing address: PO Box 9049,  Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC  V8W 9E2

                BC Premier Christy Clark
                email:     phone: 250-387-1715     fax: 250-387-0087
                Mailing address: PO Box 9041,  Stn Prov Govt,  Victoria, BC  V8W 9E1

                Opposition NDP forest critic Norm Macdonald - email:

                Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver- email:

When sending letters or emails to decision makers request a "Read Receipt", and please cc.     
I am pleased to introduce my involvement and future with  Wolf Awareness Inc. ,  a charitable foundation dedicated to wolf conservation through research and outreach. 
Your support is needed!
Most sincerely, Sadie Parr

BC government uses pretty words like sustainable to justify wolf killings.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - British Columbia, April 20, 2014:  Wolves.  Few species on the planet elicit such intense emotions and efforts to "control".  Only in recent decades have we begun to understand the profound and dynamic ecological influences and economic benefits large carnivores such as wolves contribute to the planetIs government management of these iconic species keeping up? ...see attached April 20th Media Release to read more....

Sadie Parr
Wolf Awareness Inc.
250.272.HOWL (4695)

"Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of a wolf".    -Aldo Leopold, Thinking Like a Mountain.

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