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From The Williams Lake Tribune in British Columbia, Canada:

The provincial government is moving forward next month with plans to remove about 90 wolves in the Itcha-Ilgachuz mountain ranges in an effort to save the area’s dwindling caribou herd.

Today approximately 385 caribou remain in the area, a decline from 2,800 in 2003, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development noted.

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From the Times Colonist in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada:

Conservation officers tranquilized a wolf Sunday evening that had been seen roaming in James Bay over the weekend.

Police said the wolf was not harmed and will be taken to a vet to be cleared medically before the B.C. Conservation Officer Service decides the next steps.

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From burnabynow.com

The B.C. government wolf management plan involves radio-collaring single wolves and then killing the rest of the pack while leaving the lone wolves alive.

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From bclocalnews.com

A wolf cull to protect the Tweedsmuir-Entiako caribou herd, now in the final stages of approval, would kill at least 80 per cent of the wolves in the area through aerial hunting, according to the province.

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From GlobalNews.ca:

Environmentalists are calling on the B.C. government to intervene after learning of at least three Interior hunting groups promoting contests for killing various predators.

An open letter signed by 47 members of pro-animal groups — as well as another letter from Bears Matter dated March 2 — has been sent to Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Doug Donaldson, demanding the end to all “wildlife-killing contests” across the province.

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From the Revelstoke Mountaineer:

The number of wolves killed in the Revelstoke area in a program designed to aid endangered mountain caribou now sits at 29.

In 2015, the B.C. forests ministry began a wolf removal program in several areas of B.C. in an effort to help recover endangered mountain caribou populations. The ministry cited studies that showed 40 per cent of deaths of adult caribou that the government investigated were caused by wolves.

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From www.grindtv.com:

A family driving down a highway near Radium Hot Springs in British Columbia came upon a gray wolf alongside the road, and it exhibited odd behavior once the vehicle passed by.

The gray wolf began chasing the van, and it seemed intent on catching it.

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