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Wolf conservation project looking for a few ‘poop fairies’

CBC News
October 27, 2019
Category: Froggy Foibles
Region: Canada, Canada West

Have you ever thought of being a “poop fairy”? Workers at Pacific Rim National Park are hoping a few locals will step up to help them collect wolf scat as part of a wider study to understand the diet, ancestry and kinship of the local wolf population. …Todd Windle, the project manager with the Wild About Wolves project, says there is a lot of information to be gleaned from wolf scat, but because the wolves travel over long distances and move over a large area, it’s hard for the park reserve staff to collect it. Windle says anyone who is already out and about on the beaches, trails and logging roads in the reserve could be mobilized to collect the scat. …”And once you once you know what to look for, it’s actually quite a bit easier than you think,” he said. 

 

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