Fearsome, strong and solitary, the wolverine, the largest terrestrial weasel, is a tough carnivore that needs huge, wild areas to survive. Despite its awesome reputation, the wolverine is not invincible.
Wolverines might be endangered in the US and are of Special Concern in BC and under the Canadian Species at Risk Act. Why? Wolverines habitat everywhere is increasingly impacted by human activity. Climate change is melting away the deep spring snow pack wolverines rely on for survival. How do these changes contribute to the decline in their numbers seen in many places?
Wolverine Watch’s research aims to better understand the effects of human activity on wolverine distribution, reproduction, connectivity and gene flow in Canada’s Northern Columbia Region, the Southern Columbia Region and the Canadian portion of the Crown of the Continent ecosystem.
We would like to hear from you if you see a wolverine, wolverine sign (tracks, scats, den), or what you might think was a wolverine sign. We’re collecting submissions from anywhere in Canada, and are particularly interested in sightings within the Selkirks, Purcells, Monashees, Cariboos and Canadian Rockies. You can get more information and report your sighting at www.wolverinewatch.org
Kootenay Conservation Program