▶ ALBERTA CANADA ENERGY BOOM PLACES WOLVES IN THE CROSSHAIRS by Ed Struzik: Yale Environment 360
The development of the tar sands and other oil and gas fields in Alberta has carved up the Canadian province's boreal forest, threatening herds of woodland caribou. But rather than protect caribou habitat, officials have taken a controversial step: the large-scale killing of the wolves that prey on the caribou.
Over the past five years, the government of Alberta has spent more than $1 million poisoning wolves with strychnine and shooting them from the air. In all, more than 500 wolves in the Little Smoky River region have been destroyed in a controversial effort to save woodland caribou, whose numbers have plummeted as the oil, gas, and logging industries have increasingly carved up Alberta’s boreal forest in recent decades.... http://e360.yale.edu/feature/alberta_canada_energy_boom_places_wolves_in_the_crosshairs/2459/
"Make no mistake, myth-laden #wolf "management" is all about $$$! #WarOnWolves #WarOnWildlife http://t.co/7Kfau7aVOX
NBCs Today, March 15, 2012
DON'T POISON TAR SANDS WOLVES
THE LAST WILD WOLVES Part 1:
BRITISH COLUMBIA'S GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST
-- WATCH --
THE GREAT BEAR RAINFORESTS UNDER THREAT BY TAR SANDS
A powerful documentary on the Great Bear Rainforest by EP Films.
*****The film shows the splendour of nature with some beautiful photography. It highlights the nature we all want to protect, but our blinkered and incessant addiction to burn more oil, is helping to destroy... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3bKmz4od3g
George Monbiot, The Guardian UK
MASS WOLF KILLINGS
ARE BASED ON THE MOST CYNICAL OF PREMISES
"THE DIRTY TRUTH"
TAR SANDS OIL EXTRACTION
Daily Mail, October 20, 2012
▶ ONCE THIS LANDSCAPE WAS A PRISTINE WILDERNESS ROAMED BY DEER NOW IT'S 'THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE INDUSTRIAL PROJECT ON EARTH' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2219240/Tar-Sands-Canada-worlds-largest-oil-reserve-173billion-untouched-barrels.html#ixzz29tdgmT2o
ENDING THE WAR ON USA WILDLIFE
▶ A DISASTER: LOSS OF TWO THIRDS OF TOP PREDATORS CAUSING GLOBAL ECOSYSTEM TO COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/7XHisr