Parks Canada is improving its knowledge of the wolf populations locally and the elements that could lead to conflict with humans. By educating visitors about the wolf species and the value of sharing space, the five-year research project Wild About Wolves hopes to further enhance coexistence between people and wolves.
Parks Canada teamed with Nuu-chah-nulth nations, to help progress their research because Indigenous people have coexisted with wolves for thousands of years. For Huu-ay-aht and other Nuu-chah-nulth nations, the wolf is sacred
For Huu-ay-aht First Nations, the wolf represents the spirit of unity, royalty, and family. It is a spirit guide, leader of ceremonies, and events.
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