28 environmental groups, tourism businesses and conservationists have sent a letter to the BC Forests Minister, Hon. Katrine Conroy, stating urgent concerns about hunting and trapping of wolves in BC. Minister Conroy, in statements to media, has recognized the need for changes to the regulations, but suggested that they would be done in consultation with the BC Wildlife Federation (a hunter’s group) and the BC Trapping Association. She believed there were no conservation issues with regard to hunting and trapping wolves. Stating that the province’s wildlife belongs to ALL British Columbians, the signers of the letter emphasized that there are serious conservation issues involved, and environmental groups as well as nonconsumptive wildlife tourism interests should be included in future wolf management deliberations. Download the letter here.