Environmental Impact Statement – Isle Royale Wolves 

Wolves selected for introduction would be captured using available tools ranging from helicopter net–gunning, modified padded foot–traps (ie. leg hold traps), darting from a helicopter or modified snares with appropriate stops.

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The Wolves of Isle Royale: Genetic Rescue or Sacrificial Lamb

Obviously an isolated and small population of wolves is a bottleneck leading to extinction due to lack of genetic diversity. Without continuous human intervention this will be the case for any wolves brought to Isle Royale in the future, and, as the isolated species spirals downward to the extinction vortex there comes a great deal of suffering due to genetic deformities.