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1 January 2004 The Practices of Wolf Persecution, Protection, and Restoration in Canada and the United States
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Wolf management can be controversial, reflecting a wide range of public attitudes. We analyzed wolf management case histories representing a spectrum of approaches in Canada and the United States. During the early 20th century, wolves were considered undesirable. They were subject to persecution and were extirpated from large areas of their original range. With increased environmental awareness in the 1970s, attitudes toward wolves began to change. Wolf conservation became a focus of public interest, providing conditions that favored regional wolf recovery. However, in regions where livestock production or big-game hunting is valued, wolves have continued to be controlled by management authorities or through the actions of individual citizens. With US wolf populations recovering in the conterminous states, a rule was approved to delist the species from endangered to threatened status under the Endangered Species Act. Notwithstanding the intent of legal instruments, history has demonstrated that societal values ultimately determine the survival of species such as the wolf.
Marco Musiani and Paul C. Paquet "The Practices of Wolf Persecution, Protection, and Restoration in Canada and the United States," BioScience 54(1), (1 January 2004). https://doi.org/10.1641/0006-3568(2004)054[0050:TPOWPP]2.0.CO;2
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