Tracking the Issues

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION IN ALBERTA  – SAME OLD, SAME OLD… By: Dr. Gilbert Proulx In my previous blog issue, in January 2016, I indicated that 2015 had been a difficult year for wildlife in Canada. Using Alberta as an example, I showed that an ineffective provincial caribou management program, and unjustified…

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Tracking the Issues

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION– LET’S WISH FOR THE BEST IN 2016! By: Dr. Gilbert Proulx People become wildlife biologists because they love nature.  Many of them love fishing, hunting and trapping.  And most wildlife biologists are curious about natural phenomena.  For wildlife biologists, Canada still is one of the best places to…

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Tracking the Issues

Tracking The Issues – Bringing the Issues to You By: Dr. Gilbert Proulx Tracking the Issues is an opportunity for me to bring issues and concerns related to wildlife biology and management to the forefront. After 40 years of field work, I am amazed to see how the world of wildlife biology has changed.…

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SPECIAL ISSUE OF CWBM: ECOLOGY & MANAGEMENT OF THE BOREAL WOODLAND CARIBOU HABITAT

Since the publication of Environment Canada’s (2012) recovery plan for the boreal woodland caribou, scientific journals received an abundance of population models predicting the loss of caribou populations in industrial landscapes. Also, predators, namely wolves, have often been blamed for this loss. However, habitat loss (and deterioration) is truly the…

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