Idaho Fish and Game Commission to weigh traps, bait in wolf hunts

Of course, if wolves attack cattle because they have run across dead cattle and got a taste, they are shot by Wildlife Services.

Now Idaho Fish and Game Commission is happy to let wolves become habituated to baits so they can be easily “hunted.”  Those wolves that don’t take the set baits will be much more likely to attack cattle in the future. This method of hunting then means more cattle will be killed. What a self-perpetuating system!  Are the commissioners just stupid or intentionally setting up conflicts?

Idaho Fish and Game to weigh traps, bait in wolf hunts. Becky Kramer. The Spokesmen Review.

Sustainable forestry pact set for 175 million acres!! of Canada forest

Conservation deal for Canadian forest the size of Texas-

Although the first article below has a somewhat pessimistic tone, this certainly seems better than the current trend in boreal Canada. There is more value to the vast boreal forest than caribou.

Caribou still at risk under historic forestry deal. Industry, environmentalists band together for sustainability. By Hanneke Brooymans, edmontonjournal.com

-Ducks Unlimited is plenty happy. DU celebrates boreal wetlands protection announcement. Vital wetland systems in Canada’s Boreal Forest conserved.

-The deal might also retard global warming because this generally wet (boggy) forest contains huge amounts of the much more potent methane* gas that could be released into the atmosphere.  Timber companies agree on conservation plan for Canadian forests. Christian Science Monitor. By Pete Spotts, Staff writer

This pact will not stop the biggest threat in the area, the open pit mining of “tar sands,” conversion of which into synthetic oil is tremendously polluting and has relatively poor net energy efficiency.

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*Methane, CH4, is a much more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, CO2

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