Canadian wolves airdropped into US to combat moose problem

first_imgFour Canadian wolves were recently transported by helicopter from Ontario to Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park. The wolves were relocated to help deal with the moose population on the island, and to restore the dwindling number of wolves that currently live on the island. In the past, ice bridges have connected Isle Royale to the mainland, allowing wolves to migrate. Over the last twenty years, however, these ice bridges have become inconsistent, stranding wolves on the island and preventing any newcomers. The four new wolves will join two that were relocated to the island in 2018. Over the next five years the National Park Service hopes to introduce 20 to 30 wolves to the park.last_img

CIDG-6 to probe village chief over SAP ‘anomaly’

first_imgAccording to Gamboa, “In Region 6 meron sinasabi na parang niece or nephew ng barangay captain who is not actually poorest of the poor has been included in the list of SAP beneficiaries.” ILOILO City – The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Region 6 will be investigating a village chief in Iloilo province over an alleged anomaly in the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP) cash assistance distribution. CIDG-6 chief Police Lieutenant Colonel Gervacio Balmaceda declined to identify the barangay captain but said his police provincial chief, Police Lieutenant Emanuel Tingson, will lead the probe. Balmaceda said, “We have not received formal complaints. Mag i-investigate tayo kung talagang totoo ang anomaly baka may mga misunderstanding lang sa pag-relay ng message.” Police National Police chief Police General Archie Francisco Gamboa recently tasked the CIDG to lead investigations on alleged SAP anomalies across the country. For his part, Tingson said he would wait for an endorsement from the Department of Interior and Local Government. Recently, President Rodrigo Duterte announced he would be giving P30,000 to those who could report to him confirmed irregularities in the distribution of the SAP cash assistance, and that the CIDG would be handling all the complaints./PNlast_img read more