The Ontario government has begun an operation to move a threatened herd of caribou from a remote island because they are being hunted by wolves.

According to CTV News, the operation began on Jan. 13, and “involves rounding up the remaining caribou off Michipicoten Island in Lake Superior and transporting them by helicopter to the nearby Slate Islands.”

CTV News says the protocol for this operation is for healthy caribou to be netted, sedated, blindfolded and then transported two at a time.

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