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Nature Wolves

The Last Wild Wolves

Ghosts of the Great Bear Rainforest

photographs by Ian McAllister

introduction by Paul Paquet

contributions by Chris Darimont

Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2007
Wolves, Wildlife, Seasons
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2007
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2010
    List Price

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About the authors


Ian McAllister is a co-founder of the wildlife conservation organization Pacific Wild. He is an award-winning photographer and author of The Great Bear Rainforest, and his images have appeared in publications around the world. He has been honoured by the Globe & Mail as one of 133 highly accomplished Canadians, and he and his wife, Karen McAllister, were named by Time magazine one of the ""Leaders of the 21st Century"" for their efforts to protect British Columbia's endangered rainforest. He is a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers and has won the North America 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.


Ian McAllister's profile page

Paul Paquet is an adjunct professor with the faculties of Biology and Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. Dr. Paquet has studied wolves for more than thirty-five years and is considered an authority on carnivore ecology with international research experience. He has published more than a hundred peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Paquet serves on various international government and NGO advisory committees and was the founder and director of the Central Rockies Wolf Project in Canmore, Alberta.

Paul Paquet's profile page


Chris Darimont holds a PhD in biology from the University of Victoria, where his dissertation grew out of the Raincoast Conservation Society's Rainforest Wolf Project. His work has been recognized by numerous awards, among them an Excellence in Science Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Chris Darimont's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Without a doubt, this book has some of the best images of wild wolves that you'll ever see . . . the most valuable part of this book is the familiarity it gives with a true pearl of an ecosystem that is relatively intact. McAllister's passion to protect the Great Bear Rainforest is evident, and the narrative he waves shines a light that will surely enhance public appreciation and raise awareness, which may lead to its preservation. —BBC Wildlife

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

McAllister's deep love for the animals is palpable, and throughout the well-written account, we come to know and care for Ernest, Three Legs, and the other members of the packs he studies. He argues that wolves have much to teach us about larger questions of ecology, perseverance, and self-sacrifice. —Georgia Straight

The Last Wild Wolves is a sobering work, a book that brims with brilliance, emotion, and knowledge . . . Ian gets as up close and personal with the wolves as possible, with photos so intense you can see the wolves' eyes, and their penetrating stares that look right into the soul of those they make visual contact with. —Shelf Life

This book will leave you slack-jawed at the wonders of the wild wolf and educated about the raw deal humans are giving them . . . McAllister documents with passion how the lives of these coastal wolves are so interconnected with their half-land, half-water habitat. —Calgary Herald

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