When we kill keystone species, we do so failing to recognize the irreparable damage the loss of these creatures has on both our wilderness areas as well as the environment.

Two things occurred recently in both Canada and the United States that should concern, if not alarm you, greatly: the slaughter of both bears and wolves was given the go-ahead by the Canadian and US governments. 

Published: April 11, 2017

Jacalyn BealesStoryteller

Toronto-based freelance writer, outdoors enthusiast and wildlife conservationist.

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph.

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