Someone I know shared an blog post, with some personal commentary of course, about wolf culls in Alberta. Specifically, this blog post.
Wolves to be Poisoned Over Tar Sands in Canada
Headline aside, it's not actually about wolves being poisoned because of the "tar" sands. Aside from the usual anti-oilsands rhetoric, what the post is actually saying is that wolves are going to be culled because caribou numbers are decreasing, and it claims caribou numbers are decreasing because of oilsands activities. Since wolves kill and eat caribou, the Canadian government is going to kill wolves to protect caribou.
So I decided to do a bit of research. First, I looked up caribou ranges. The species of caribou in question is the woodland (Boreal) caribou.