Archive for July, 2012

Canada’s Environment Minister Responds

In a letter dated June 19, 2012, Peter Kent, Canada’s Minister of the Environment responded to MWC’s April 29, 2012 letter calling for a Bi-National Recovery Plan for wolves in the northeast U.S. and eastern Canada.  In his letter Mr. Kent noted that the provinces and territories are normally responsible for fish and wildlife management with the exception of migratory birds and aquatic species as well as terrestrial species found on federal lands.  Gray and eastern wolves are managed by the provinces except that the eastern wolf is listed as a species at risk under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA).  As such, the federal government through Environment Canada is working with the provinces of Ontario and Quebec on a management plan. Read the rest of this entry »