Poaching can do a great deal of harm, experts warn.
Sean Nichols, a conservation specialist with the Alberta Wilderness Association, said poaching can seriously upset the balance of the ecosystem.
“If there’s a ban on hunting, it’s there for a reason,” Nichols said.
“For reasons of biodiversity and for maintaining the entire ecosystem, there is a need to have certain populations of wildlife on the land, and those populations need to be preserved.”
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