In BC, the provincial government estimates that some 1,200 wolves are killed on an annual basis for recreational purposes. Hundreds more are killed by government sanctioned culls. Both actions are ineffective and unethical.
In July 2020, a peer-reviewed study, co-authored by Raincoast’s Chris Darimont, was published that indicated that research used to rationalize lethal wolf control as a recovery measure for endangered mountain caribou had critical statistical flaws.
Research remains a key element in our effort to protect wolves. With a new provincial government in place, 2021 will see us working toward implementation of provincial policy that respects the welfare of wolves and the ecological role they play.