Wolf Awareness Inc. is a non-profit charitable
foundation, whose primary goal is to foster an
awareness and appreciation of wolf ecology
and conservation. We achieve our mission
through the development and implementation
of educational programs and by supporting
scientific wolf research. Wolf Awareness Inc.
functions as a critical link between scientists
and the public, to help people achieve a
greater awareness of wolf conservation issues.
Wilderness preservation and the conservation of wolves are inextricably linked. Areas with thriving wolf populations tend to have intact wilderness.
Habitat loss and fragmentation is occurring
across Canada. Such land use changes are
currently threatening the ability of many areas
in Canada to sustain wolf populations.
Wilderness preservation requires an
understanding of the ecological needs of
indicator species such as wolves.
Wolf Awareness Inc. functions as the umbrella
organization of the Central Rockies Wolf
Project. WAI provides critical financial and
logistical support to this scientific research
project. WAI uses the results of scientific
research as a knowledge base for educational
and public outreach programs.
Wolf Awareness Inc. has played an active role
in influencing public policies pertaining to wolf
conservation. Highlights of our achievements
Fact Sheet on Wolf Populations
Population estimates are approximate and data are based on 1995 figures.
Worldwide, the wolf is listed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural
Resources (I.U.C.N.) as a "threatened" species. In Canada, populations run from healthy through to
Canada: Total Population - 58,000
In Canada, the wolf was extirpated from the Atlantic Provinces by the 1900s, becoming extinct in
Nova Scotia and New Brunswick by 1870 and in Newfoundland by 1911. Wolves have been
pushed out of the southern portion of Quebec and Ontario. Prairie or "buffalo wolves" became
extinct in the 19th century. Urbanization is also pushing this predator out of parts of southern British
Columbia. Only 1.2% of the wolf range in Canada is currently protected from hunting and trapping.
To learn more about Wolf Awareness Inc., and how you can become involved, you can write to them at Wolf Awareness Inc., G-2 Farms, R.R. #3, Ailsa Craig, Ontario, Canada, Nom1A0 or give them a call at (519) 293-3703