Paul Paquet, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized wildlife biologist who specializes in the ecology, conservation, behavior, and management of bears and other large wild animals. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria and Brandon University, University of Manitoba, as well as a Faculty Associate in Graduate Studies in Zoology at Guelph University and a Faculty Associate at the University of New Brunswick. He previously held academic appointments at the University of Alberta in the Department of Biology, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, and Environmental Design at the University of Calgary.
Dr. Paquet holds a BA in philosophy from Santa Clara University in 1970, B.Sc. in wildlife ecology from Arizona State University in 1974; a M.S. in biology from Portland State University in 1982; and a Ph.D. in zoology from University of Alberta in 1988. He has conducted research on several species of large mammalian predators in western North America including wolves, grizzly bears, black bears, cougars, and lynx, and has more than 45 years of experience in trapping and handling large predators. His experience includes recreational trapping, trapping for animal damage control, trapping for public safety and health, and live trapping for conservation research.
Dr. Paquet has worked for the U. S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS), and Parks Canada as a wildlife research biologist studying large carnivores.
Maine Bear Hunting Reform Narrowly Rejected by Voters
Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting expressed disappointment about the election results on Question 1, but thanked more than a quarter million Mainers who voted to end bear baiting, hounding, and trapping.
"We are grateful to so many Maine voters for supporting this proposed reform, and we look forward to working with them and with ‘no’ and non-voters to outlaw the practices of bear hounding and trapping, because we believe there’s substantial agreement on that issue."