The Alberta government has slaughtered more than 1200 wolves in the Little Smoky and A La Peche regions with poisoning, trapping and aerial gunning campaigns since 2005 in an attempt to scapegoat wolves for declining woodland caribou populations. During this period, the government has continued to allow oil and gas development and forest harvesting and has refused to set aside caribou habitat for protection. As a result, both the Little Smoky and A La Peche caribou herds are still critically threatened and have not recovered.
Please take action by writing to the officials listed below and telling them that Alberta needs to immediately implement a Caribou Recovery Plan and put a temporary halt on all oil and gas and forest harvesting activities in the Little Smoky and A La Peche regions until habitat is set aside and protected and a comprehensive range plan is in place. Tell them they also need to immediately protect habitat and put effective range plans in place for Alberta’s other woodland caribou herds so that those herds can stabilize and begin to grow without ever having to resort to a wolf cull.
We need to put an immediate end to the wolf cull in Alberta, it is not acceptable to kill off one species in a vain attempt to save another when the real culprit is the lack of habitat protection.
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