Studying vulnerable wolverines
Researchers from the University of Calgary are studying wolverines (Gulo gulo) in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks and the Columbia Mountains. Though these carnivores have a deserved reputation for being able to look after themselves among other animals, their territoriality and low reproduction rates have made them vulnerable to climate change and the spread of human settlement. This research aims to assess how many wolverines there really are and how they are affected. For more information, see rmoutlook.com.