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When four wolves managed to cross a rare ice bridge to an island some years back they set about wiping out the 700 caribou on the island. In desperation helicopters are being used to move the few surviving caribou to a different island with no wolves.

The article caught my attention because the new home for the decimated herd is very close (~ 40 Km) to the small town I grew up in. Seems to me it would have been easier to shoot the wolves (there are lots of them up there) but clearly something missing from the story that I first saw on our news channel.


Dwindling caribou population being moved off Michipicoten Island — by air
Remaining herd being moved by MNRF to get animals away from wolves
CBC News Posted: Jan 15, 2018 8:37 AM ET

The first seven caribou have been relocated from Michipicoten Island, Ont., 130 kilometres north to Slate Islands.

The work is being conducted by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

In an email to CBC news, MNRF spokesperson Jolanta Kowalski says more of the animals are expected to be relocated Monday.
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