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Stand up for the Algonquin wolf

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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.

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Sign on letter:

To: Honourable Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, kmcgarry.mpp.co@liberal.ola.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.

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8 Comments

  1. Ophelia L. MacDonald

    Not another species ignored in Ontario-. What a surprise!!!

  2. Roberta Oswald

    Exactly what is the purpose of ESA? It seems that any time it interferes with ‘business’ it is ignored. I wonder if the ESA is strong enough to protect the most endangered species in Ontario; the honest politician!

  3. Barbara Wohleber

    I agree with Roberta. It seems that the ESA is forgetting their purpose.

  4. Nick Ponomarev

    This must be stopped!

  5. Thanks everyone for submitting your comments. We are closing in on 600 responses, which is outstanding.

  6. Richard Grover

    I am a year-’round resident of northern New York state in the USA, but regularly (at least once annually for the past 30+ years) visit Ontario for the purpose of outdoor recreation. I am also a member of the Board of Directors of Algonquin to Adirondacks Collaborative, a bi-national organization committed to protecting and enhancing landscape connectivity in this ecologically significant region. The healthy existence of wolves in Ontario is vital to wildlife and people. Please take the action needed to protect these precious predators.

    Thank you.

  7. Nell Van Meter

    Wolves in Algonquin Park are essential to ecological balance- Pls don’t allow trapping in the park.

  8. Matt MacEwan

    The petition is closed but that shouldn’t stop people from sending an e-mail to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. It only takes a few seconds.

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