Paul Paquet


Dr. Paul Paquet is an internationally recognized authority on mammalian carnivores, especially wolves and other wild canids, with research experience in several regions of the world. He worked as a biologist for the Canadian Wildlife Service for many years. Now, he is Senior Ecologist with the Conservation Biology Institute and Raincoast Conservation Foundation, an international consultant and lecturer. Paul is a long-time fellow of World Wildlife Fund Canada.

He was one of the architects of the World Wide Fund for Nature and European Union’s Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe. He is an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary, where he supervises graduate student research. He is a member of several government, industry, and NGO advisory committees concerned with the conservation of large carnivores.

Dr. Paquet has written more than 100 scientific articles and reports and published several books on the behaviour, ecology, and management of wolves. His current research focuses on conservation of large carnivores and effects of human activities on their survival.


A new type of science. Empathy and ethics.

Our dogs communicate with us and each other. Do coyotes?

From diminished moral standing to ambassador.


The pleasure seeking killing of predators.

What happens to wildlife as our population grows?

Changing institutionalized attitudes to predators.

Adapting to fit new roles. Coyotes finding a role in the ecosystem.

Do the ends justify the means?

Engaging youth for the future.

What is missed by focusing on the greater good?

Beyond the ecological & scientific value.

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