The Coastal Wolves of the Great Bear Rainforest…

Can you see why wolves should never be hunted? Wolves are not game animals. They were not put on this earth to be tortured with traps, snares, rifles and arrows.  Hunting destroys wolf families and causes immense suffering.  It separates mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers. Wolves live for their families, it is everything to them. Wolves are highly intelligent, social animals and should be treated as such.

Heavy hunting of wolves also destroys genetic diversity, discussed in part three.  The narrator explains that these coastal wolves have more diversity in their genes than any other wolf population. She further states that “genetic diversity gives a species the ability to adapt to changing environments, including new climatic conditions and diseases.  Genetic diversity is lost when a population is reduced to low numbers.” Another reason wolves should not be hunted.

There is so much we can learn from wolves if only the persecution and scapegoating would stop.

The coastal wolves of the Great Bear Rainforest are a true treasure, even more so because they’ve escaped many of the tortures other wolf populations have had to endure.

As the narrator so eloquently states:

“While most gray wolf populations were hunted to near extinction, here in the remote reaches of the Great Bear Rainforest the wolves escaped heavy persecution and maintain an ancient, unbroken link to their past.”

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British Columbia’s Wild West-coast Wolves

Posted by: Dr Reese Halter | June 3, 2011

http://drreese.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/british-columbias-wild-west-coast-wolves/

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From the LA Times:

Great Bear Rainforest protected from heavy logging

March 31, 2009

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2009/03/great-bear-rainforest-protected-from-heavy-logging.html

Video: Courtesy PacificWildLive

Photo: Courtesy LA Times

Posted in: Coastal Gray Wolves, biodiversity

Tags: Great Bear Rainforest, wolves, salmon, biodiversity, old growth rainforest, threatened habitat

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  1. That was just about time! Come on – let the nature be here, for our children to come! THANK YOU!!! :-!

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    • You’re welcome Johnny.

      For the wolves, For the wildones,
      Nabeki

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  2. Stunning! Absolutely magical! Very informative videos – Thanks for posting!

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    • beaelliott…..glad you enjoyed them, I loved watching them too.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  3. Excellent videos, was wonderful to see our brothers run free in such beautiful country, happy is my heart for this, but sad to know that his land too is being raped for money, many blessing to you Nabeki for all you do, aho.

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    • You are so welcome Edward. I love the videos too. It was so good to see wolves in that beautiful rain forest. That is the way it should be.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  4. http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_f38da92e-a137-11e0-8fcf-001cc4c03286.html

    nabeki, you know anything about this suzy foss lady? she seems like a typical wolf hating rancher.

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    • Jon…She’s one of the commissioners so concerned about the Darby horse incident. More demonizing of wolves. I can’t believe the Missoulian reports this stuff.

      What the heck is this about reporting every encounter with wolves? Let’s document all the dog bites that have happened in Montana. How about that. How many people have wolves bitten. Nobody. And I’m a dog lover but this is getting beyond ridiculous.

      Dog Bites
      Dog bite statistics

      An estimated 4.7 million dog bites occur in the U.S. each year
      Nearly 800,000 dog bites require medical care
      Approximately 92% of fatal dog attacks involved male dogs, 94% of which were not neutered1
      Approximately 25% of fatal dog attacks involved chained dogs
      Approximately 71% of bites occur to the extremities (arms, legs, hands, feet)
      Approximately two-thirds of bites occurred on or near the victim’s property, and most victims knew the dog
      The insurance industry pays more than $1 billion in dog-bite claims each year
      At least 25 different breeds of dogs have been involved in the 238 dog-bite-related fatalities in the U.S.
      Approximately 24% of human deaths involved unrestrained dogs off of their owners’ property
      Approximately 58% of human deaths involved unrestrained dogs on their owners’ property

      http://www.americanhumane.org/animals/stop-animal-abuse/fact-sheets/dog-bites.html

      N.

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  5. How awesome to see wildlife in such beautiful surroundings and how sad that they are killed with so little thought for them or their families. Animals are just a commodity to most humans, and we are arrogant enough to think we can use, abuse and destroy their natural habitat without it affecting us.

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    • Nita…people are fighting very hard for the Great Bear Rainforest. Have you ever seen pictures of the “Spirit Bear” or Kermode Bear? They are the result of a a recessive gene some black bears possess. They are white black bears. But they’re threatened because if hunters kill the black bears in the area hat carry the recessive gene which produces the “Spirit Bear”…then the Kermode bear will disappear.

      But there is hope for the GBRF. The problem is will the government keep it’s promises to protect it? Also I love the woman’s voice that narrates this series. It’s so calm and peaceful.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  6. The animals are not here for the whim of some but to be enjoyed by all.

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    • Unfortunately Rita, our wildlife has been captured by fish and game agencies that manipulate their numbers for the benefit of a very few. Hunters only comprise 12% of the population.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  7. Ulve er en del af naturen og uundværlig for at opretholde en naturlig balance. de tager de svage dyr, som alligevel ville dø smertefuldt.
    Det er et smukt dyr, som pynter i naturen og som vores børn gerne skulle kunne se i fremtiden – i den vilde natur!
    Ulven er ikke en handelsvare og skal være i fred! Derom er der ingen tvivl!

    Wolves are a part of nature and indispensable for maintaining a natural balance. they take the weaker animals, which nevertheless would die painfully.

    It is a beautiful animal, which looks great in nature and that our children would be able to see into the future – in the wild!

    The wolf is not a commodity and be in peace! About it, no doubt!

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    • Beautifully said Johnny.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  8. Its really unfortunate that we killed all nature’s gift like anything.. We have almost cleaned and killed the wild, its time nature will go wild and do the reverse!

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    • relivearth…The European settlers killed off almost everything when they got here…our predators, predators prey…everything. Then they brought in the new buffalo, cattle. That was the beginning of the destruction of our land.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  9. I agree with you Nita – well said …..

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  10. May the Almighty keep them safe!!

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