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Species at Risk

Eastern Wolf

Canis lupus lycaon

Photo of a wolf lying on the ground in the forest, its head raised.
Eastern Wolf.
© Parks Canada / J. Pleau / (40) / 2002

The Eastern Wolf is a subspecies of the Grey Wolf. In Canada, it is found mainly in Ontario and Quebec, where it helps to maintain the balance of forest ecosystems. Its survival is threatened by trapping, hunting, road accidents and habitat destruction. In 2001, the Eastern Wolf was designated a subspecies of special concern in Canada. To protect the Eastern Wolf in La Mauricie National Park, Parks Canada carried out a major study on wolves and continues monitoring and public education efforts.