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Family of bobcats’ lives will depend on how residents respond

The entire future of a family of bobcats in a Calgary neighbourhood is dependent upon how their two-legged neighbours react to their presence. Global News reported on the story this week, noting that a mother bobcat and her three kittens are...
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Park boss kidnapped: France needs solutions to wolf conflict, not more policies or bloodshed

Desperate times call for desperate measures – and in France, a group of farmers have kidnapped the head of a national park after the government refused to start killing more wolves. The Telegraph is reporting on the unusual story, noting that...
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LWW2015: Registration now open for annual conference

The best and brightest of scientific co-existence, policymaking, and wildlife advocacy will be gathered together on October 16, 2015 at the 5th annual Living With Wildlife Conference (LWW2015) in Vancouver. And now’s your chance to join them...
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Coyote education: City of Edmonton asks, and they shall receive

A seeming increase in calls regarding coyotes to the local 311 service in Edmonton has one local councillor wondering what to do. Lucky for him, we have the answer. The Edmonton Journal has reported that the city is expecting to exceed their annual...
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99% of seabirds will have plastic in their bodies by 2050

A study published this week is giving a dire forecast to the seabirds of the world: by 2050, at least 99 per cent of them will have ingested some form of plastic. Speaking to the Associated Press , Denise Hardesty, co-author of the study, painted a...
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Episode 241: Human Super-Predators

Predator control is a nasty business. Millions of animals are killed each year around the country to protect livestock, ecosystems and, depending on who you listen to, children. The problem with this entire system of treating predators as the bad...
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Casavant transferred out of conservation service but ‘not disciplined’ officials say

The Conservation Officer who was heralded as a hero after refusing an order to kill twin bear cubs has been transferred out of the position he held dear – but “not disciplined” by his superiors, a government official said today...
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Residents not reporting wildlife conflict – but officer fails to ask why

A frustrated conservation officer took to the media this week hoping to inspire more calls to the conservation service and prevent future conflict. But he failed to see what the most likely explanation is: people don’t want their wild...
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Aerial vaccine drop remains best defense against rabies

Aerial dropping of rabies vaccines are underway in Niagara and scheduled for Cornwall to combat the spread of the disease from the United States into Ontario. “We’re trying to create a buffer of vaccinated wildlife in that area, so it...
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Sick raccoon in Vaughn underscores need for local rehab funding

It should never be a hardship to find someone willing to help a sick or injured animal. But across the country, wildlife-loving residents have difficulty locating the appropriate service locally – and that was underscored this week in Vaughn,...
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