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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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Sunday, May 17, 2015

A Canadian documentary entitled: "Alberta's war on wolves" airs tonight(May 18) on the CTV Network.....As we have discussed often on this blog, Alberta's genocide of Wolves in the name of Caribou restoration is a blasphemy ignoring best science and instead playing to the uninformed masses the fact that something is being done about Caribou decline...........Of course, it is our fault that Caribou are in a freefall, via our wanton destruction of their forest habitat via mining, gas exploration, road, industrial development, etc, etc---please watch the 90 second video below by clicking on the link


Wild Things: Alberta's 'war on wolves' highlighted in documentary


A must-see documentary looking at Alberta’s management policy on wolves airs this weekend.

On Monday, Pyramid Productions presents Unnatural Enemies: The War on Wolves on CTV (check your local listings for the time). It looks at the province’s use of bounty hunters, wire snares and strychnine poisoning to kill thousands of wolves and other wildlife.
The story has made headlines for years, including a recent one aboutscientists raising questions about the ethics of Alberta’s wolf cull.
Others have suggested it’s important to manage wolf numbers to try to save the threatened caribou.
This hour-long documentary, which I watched tonight, pulls it all together in a compelling way by talking to trappers, hunters, ranchers, environmentalists, biologists, animal advocates and government officials.
It’s all narrated by long-time conservationist and author Kevin Van Tighem, who concludes that killing the wolves isn’t actually fixing anything.
“Wolves aren’t the problem,” he said in a news release from Pyramid Productions. “We’re the problem.
“Wolves are just another victim.”
It’s one of those shows that’s sure to reignite the debate, which is never bad.

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