At Two Wolves Brewing, we feel that it is important to put our money where our mouth is. For that reason, we are committing five cents from the purchase of every bottle or can of Two Wolves beer across the country to supporting the protection of habitats in Canada and provide aid in the prevention of the extinction of wolves as a vital species in our ecosystem.
For centuries wolves have had their share of supporters and antagonists around the world. It has become evident that they play an important role in a balanced ecosystem as a top predator.
One of the organizations that we will be supporting is the wolf centre for excellence in Thompson, Manitoba. Thompson recently received the designation of "Wolf Capital of the World".
Some of the more remote areas of Canada have large areas of pristine wilderness, for example; Canada's Boreal Forest, where abundant wolf populations have had little human interference when compared to most inhabited regions of the world.
Researchers, biologists, human dimension experts, and wildlife lovers have been invited to participate in a “researcher’s dream world” to better understand how wolves behave in this pristine environment. Manitoba has several biomes where wolves co-exist with caribou, moose, and even polar bears. As new roads and industry move into northern Manitoba, wolves and wildlife will be impacted. Opportunities for wolf research, education, eco-tourism, and events are evident, abundant and necessary.
As Thompson is surrounded by many remote Aboriginal communities, there are unique opportunities to study traditional knowledge of wolves, gleaned from centuries of fur trapping. Climate change is already evident in this region as southern animal species are moving farther north. How will the ecological balance between prey and predator be impacted?
Thompson’s geographical position, as the Hub of the North, provides an ideal setting with many urban amenities in the heart of the wilderness. A new wolf exhibit is under construction at the Boreal Discovery Centre that will become a centre of viewing, study, and learning for northern students as well as visitors.
All these factors and more allow Thompson to prepare and position itself as the Wolf Capital of World and develop a global Wolf Centre of Excellence that would strive for best practices in “all things wolf’ and Two Wolves Brewing will ensure that we do our part.
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