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Wolf Management in British Columbia: the Public Controversy Hoffos, R.
1987
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Abstract: Results from a mail-out survey of three major interest groups - the BC Cattleman's Association, the Federation of BC Naturalists, and the BC Wildlife Federation - showed there was agreement among the groups on several basic aspects of wolf management. Most respondents supported wolf control for the protection of livestock in established agricultural areas and preferred the current government-administered program to wolf control by private citizens. Unless cost-effective, compensation to ranchers for livestock losses was an unacceptable alternative to lethal wolf control. There was consensus that wolf predation was not the primary cause of major and extensive ungulate declines in British Columbia, and quick-killing methods were regarded as the most humane means of control. There were significant differences among interest groups on specific issues of wolf management. Non-ranchers felt predator-related livestock losses were not significant to the continued viability of the beef industry in British Columbia, and
 
Hoffos, R.. 1987. Wolf Management in British Columbia: the Public Controversy. Ministry of Environment and Parks. Wildlife Bulletin. B52
 
Topic: Conservation + Mgmt (Wildlife, Fish, Plant)
Keywords: wolf control, livestock, agriculture, ungulates, wildlife management, public opinion, survey
ISSN: 0829-9560 Scientific Name: Canis lupus
ISBN: 0-7726-0669-2 English Name: Grey Wolf
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