Monday, October 20, 2003

Wolf reintroduction

Maritime Noon today carried an interview with researcher Andre Whittaker who claims there is sufficient habitat to sustain small populations of wolves in Kejimikujiak and Highland national parks here in Nova Scotia. The Eastern Wolf is listed as a species of special concern with only 2000 individuals in Ontario and Quebec.

This webpage has some good information on wolf reintroduction. Studies show that they are not as big a threat to livestock as is often claimed by farmers. When they were reintroduced to an island, the moose population actually increased as the wolves removed less healthy animals, freeing up more habitat for healthy productive animals.

So, what's your view on wold reintroduction. Is it a good idea or not? Submit your views at my poll on this issue.

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