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Following the Last Wild Wolves

Regular price $14.95 CAD
  • ISBN: 9781553659884
  • Tags: Chris Darimont, Ian McAllister, Nature & Environment, Paul Paquet,
  • Published On: 26/07/2011
  • 208 Pages
  • ISBN: 9781553655879
  • Tags: Chris Darimont, Ian McAllister, Nature & Environment, Paul Paquet,
  • Dimensions: 5.25 x 7.5
  • Published On: 3/14/2011
  • 208 Pages

“If the wolves had a voice, I imagine it would sound something like the one contained within this fascinating little book.”—Canadian Geographic

The illustrated edition of The Last Wild Wolves won the BC Booksellers' Choice Award and has sold over 7,000 copies. This updated textual edition follows what has happened to the wolves since 2007, as they hunt, kill, fish for salmon in fall, haul seals out on rocks in winter, and give birth to their young in the base of thousand-year-old cedar trees in spring. This edition presents discusses the latest scientific research indicating that these wolves are a distinct species, and explains how human and government encroachment in the form of hunting and industry development continues to impact BC wolves.

Author Ian McAllister of Pacific Wild was named by Time Magazine as “Leader of the 21st Century” for his conservation efforts, and has been instrumental in speaking out against the government’s proposed wolf cull through the recent Save BC Wolves Campaign. Following the Last Wild Wolves also contains a sixteen-page photographic insert that includes spectacular new photos of the wolves in their natural habitat. This textual edition of the bestselling photo book is updated with the author's recent observations of the wolves of British Columbia’s raincoast.

Ian McAllister is a co-founder of the wildlife conservation organization Pacific Wild. ( He is the author of five previous books, including The Great Bear Rainforest and The Last Wild Wolves. He has been honored by the Globe and Mail as one of 133 highly accomplished Canadians, and he and his wife, Karen McAllister, were named by Time magazine as “Leaders of the 21st Century” for their efforts to protect British Columbia’s endangered rainforest. A member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, he has won the North American Nature Photography Association’s Vision Award and the Rainforest Action Network’s Rainforest Hero Award. He lives with his family on an island in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest.

Paul C. Paquet holds a PhD in zoology from the University of Alberta and is an internationally recognized authority on wolves. He is an associate professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. He lives in Saskatchewan.


"The gray wolf, which once roamed most of the Northern Hemisphere, has had mixed fortunes in North America, where it was all but exterminated in the United States by the 1960s. Even Canada, a relative sanctuary for the species, saw dramatic drops in population. Now, wolf packs restored by conservation initiatives face a renewed threat from developers encroaching on their habitat. This book examines a remarkable subspecies of wolves in British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest, where the wolves live as they have for centuries, swimming between coastal islands and ranging through the inland rainforest. McAllister, a nature photographer and writer, originally chronicled the wolves' secluded lives in The Great Bear Rainforest, and this book is a follow-up to that groundbreaking account." -Christopher Schoppa, Washington Post

"The McAllisters have never stopped exploring and advocating for this unique corner of our country, so much so that Time magazine named the couple 'Leaders for the 21st Century.' The oil industry executives pushing for new pipelines across northern British Columbia and for shorter tanker routes to Asia might disagree, as would forestry officials looking to liquidate the remaining tracts of old growth, but if the wolves had a voice, I imagine it would sound something like the one contained within this fascinating little book." -Canadian Geographic

"This book will leave you slack-jawed at the wonders of the wild wolf and educated about the raw deal humans are giving them." -Calgary Herald

"This companion work to McAllister's popular work of nature photography The Last of the Wild Wolves . . . is written in an easy narrative style and communicates both scientific information as well as the author's deep feelings for the subject." -Reference and Research Book News

"Unleash your inner wild thing with this beautiful account of the marine wolves of northern British Columbia." -National Post