Once again, we need your help to protect a species at risk. Scientists have determined that the Algonquin (eastern) wolf is threatened with extinction. Yet the Ontario government intends to strip this species of the legal protection normally afforded under Ontario’s Endangered Species Act (ESA). Astoundingly, the government is proposing to allow the hunting and trapping of this threatened species in many areas where it occurs.
Ontario Nature believes this proposal must not go forward for the following four reasons.
- Hunting and trapping are the primary threats to Algonquin wolves.
- Algonquin wolves have been confirmed in many places where hunting and trapping occur.
- Ontario has a global responsibility to protect this species. Approximately 65 percent of the mature Algonquin wolf population resides in this province.
- The proposal is contrary to the very purpose and intent of the ESA, which is to protect and recover species at risk. To recover, Algonquin wolves must safely be able to disperse to find mates and raise their young.
Please join us in opposing this misguided proposal. Stand up for the Algonquin wolf. Be sure to reference EBR# 012-8105.
Sign on letter:
To: Honourable Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cc: Public Input Coordinator, MNRF, Policy Division, Species at Risk MNRF-SpeciesConservationPolicyBranch@ontario.ca
Dear Minister McGarry,
I urge you to fully protect the threatened Algonquin wolf wherever it occurs in Ontario. Please do not proceed with the proposal to allow hunting and trapping of this species at risk (EBR# 012-8105).
Hunting and trapping are the primary threats to Algonquin wolves. Ontario has a global responsibility to protect this species, as approximately 65 percent of the world’s mature Algonquin wolf population resides in this province.
The proposal is contrary to the purpose and intent of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act, which is to protect and recover species at risk. We need your leadership on this issue.