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Alpha Wildlife is designed to work with agriculture, forestry, and energy industries.

Previous projects have involved the development of multi-species conservation projects in forestry plans, the management of ecosystems to foster caribou conservation within oil & gas exploitation landscapes, management strategies to control Northern Pocket Gophers and Richardson’s Ground Squirrels and the protection of predators to control rodents.

Superimposition of winter habitats used by the American marten, Martes americana, the wolverine, Gulo gulo, and the fisher, Pekania pennanti, in a central interior British Columbia landscape, and delineation of multi-species management areas (Proulx, G. 2021. How human-small carnivore conflicts can repeat themselves: examples from western Canada. Canadian Wildlife Biology & Management 10: 2 – 24.

Example of a landscape with caribou movement corridors and habitat management zones (Proulx, G. 2015. Late-winter habitat of the Little Smoky boreal woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) population, Alberta, Canada: vegetation composition and structural characteristics, management implications, and habitat conservation plan. Canadian Wildlife Biology & Management 4: 81–106.


Alpha Wildlife has been involved in studying wildlife species throughout Canada and worldwide. Dr. Proulx specializes in the ecology and management of mammals. His work consists of studying wildlife distribution, habitats and populations, genetics, behaviour, food habits and diseases.

Alpha Wildlife is involved in the conservation of many ‘at-risk’ Species, the study and management of their habitats, and the impact of poisons on the survival of populations and the health of individuals.

Mammal Trapping

Dr. Gilbert Proulx is internationally renowned for his work on mammal trapping, and his expertise in wildlife management.

From 1985 to 1993, Dr. Proulx led the Canadian Humane Trapping Research Program and developed humane traps for American marten, fisher, American mink, northern raccoon, Canada lynx, Arctic fox, red squirrel, and northern pocket gopher.

Since 1993, Gilbert has worked with colleagues from around the world to assess and develop International Mammal Trapping Standards, eliminate inhumane trapping devices, and foster new research.

In November 2021, Gilbert chaired the Alpha Wildlife Summit on Mammal Trapping.

Examples of Publications

  • Mammal Trapping [1999]
  • Intolerable Cruelty [2018]
  • Review – Updating the AIHTS Trapping Standards to Improve Animal Welfare and Capture Efficiency and Selectivity [2021]
  • Mammal Trapping – Wildlife Management, Animal Welfare & International Trapping Standards [Release date May 2022]

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