Development in the boreal forest is changing the way Grey Wolves move and hunt. What will this mean for the endangered Woodland Caribou?
Travelling from Edmonton to Calgary, most people take a four-lane highway instead of a maze of back roads. After all, a direct route to their destination leaves more time for actually doing whatever it was they set out to do. The same principle applies to animals—the less time they have to spend just getting around, the more they can devote to important stuff like finding food. Take the case of Grey Wolves in the boreal forest: more and more potential pathways for them to travel along are appearing through the creation of roads, power lines, and seismic lines for industrial expansion.
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