Study on Yukon Southern Lakes wolves a ‘success story,’ researcher says – CBC

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Study on Yukon Southern Lakes wolves a ‘success story,’ researcher says – CBC

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 202177 Views

Dec 21, 2021

Early results suggest wolf predation isn’t hurting the recovering caribou population

Early findings from a study on wolves in the Yukon’s Southern Lakes region hold promise for those hoping for a rebound in caribou numbers, says its lead researcher.

The study was launched three years ago in part because people in the area were concerned with the number of caribou being killed, both in road collisions but also through predation, said Peter Knamiller, wolf program coordinator for Environment Yukon.

The worry was whether those factors were stunting the animal’s recovery, after numbers in some herds dwindled to just a few hundred in 1993.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-southern-lakes-wolves-reasearch-1.6293030

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