Wildlife experts are criticizing the province’s plan to cull wolves and create a predator- and competitor-free caribou area, calling it an “ineffective conservation option.”Gilbert Proulx, director of science for Alberta-based Alpha Wildlife Research Management Ltd., and Ryan Brook, of the University of Saskatchewan, have published an assessment of Alberta’s caribou recovery program in the scientific journal ANIMALS. They argue a proposal to create a 100-square-kilometre, fenced enclosure on a portion of the Little Smoky caribou range will not increase numbers, will create weaker calves and does nothing to curb habitat loss — which they contend is the real cause of the declining population.

Source: Wildlife experts denounce Alberta’s wolf cull and protected caribou zone | Calgary Herald