From The Guardian in the UK:

With their ability to glide silently through snow drifts and vanish into forests, mountain caribou have been called the grey ghosts of western Canada’s alpine region.

But in recent years, a steep drop in their population has raised fears the knobby-kneed ungulates may disappear forever.

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From The Bow Valley Crag and Canyon in Alberta, Canada:

Parks Canada wildlife officials said they first became aware of a young, emaciated, male wolf on Sunshine Road three weeks ago, after Sunshine Village staff reported several wolf sightings, and in response, Parks Canada conducted regular patrols of the area and asked local workers to immediately report any sightings or incidents.

Parks Canada issued a statement on Wednesday saying team members spotted the wolf entering a storage building, and approaching people on July 6.

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From The Calgary Herald:

“Bold” wolf behaviour in Banff National Park has promoted closures and warnings across the region.

On Tuesday, Parks Canada issued a warning for the entire Banff townsite after wolves were seen “approaching vehicles and seeking human food rewards” in the park, the statement read.

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From Daily Hive in Calgary:

Images of alleged government-contracted workers posing with wolf carcasses have been made public by a group advocating on behalf of wolf protection.

Wolf Awareness is a non-profit organization aimed at “promoting coexistence among humans and wolves” that is speaking out against efforts by the Government of Alberta to control the wolf population and protect caribou.

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From CBC in Canada:

An Alberta government program intended to cull wolves and protect endangered caribou herds inadvertently poisons too many other animals, a filmmaker says.

Andrew Budziak is the producer of Poisoned Earth, a new documentary that takes a critical view of  Alberta’s wolf cull practices, which include the use of lethal snares, leghold traps, aerial shooting and strychnine poisoning.

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A councillor from Kehewin Cree Nation in northern Alberta says he objects to a coyote and wolf reduction incentive program advertised by the local county, as an attack on the “four legged nation.”

There are 16 municipalities with predator bounty programs in Alberta. St. Paul county introduced its program six years ago in order to reduce the population of coyotes and wolves over the calving season.

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From CBC News in Canada:

When a wolf swam after a mighty buck in the depths of a northern Alberta lake, David Smith was there to capture the rare sight, frame by frame.

“The stag jumped out of the bush and the wolf jumped right in after it and tried to swim and bite it,” Smith said. “This probably went on for a minute and then the wolf turned around.

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