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Winners of monthly member contest announced!

What an incredible month! From Canada to the United States and as far away as Western Europe, wildlife lovers stood up and added their voice to the many by becoming monthly members of The Fur-Bearers. We’re now happy to announce the winners of...
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Wildlife, pets and fireworks: tips to be a responsible neighbour

This week Canadians from coast-to-coast will be celebrating the birth of our nation. Our friends south of the 49th will be doing the same on the weekend. In both instances, barbecues, outdoor parties and family time will be enjoyed by all. But not...
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Episode 232: Managing the invasion

For thousands of years, humankind has studied the delicate interplay of species across the vast web of life. And for thousands of years, we’ve successfully screwed it right up. From the time of Aristotle to today’s grade one classrooms,...
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Video: Captive-bred marmots released to save endangered population on Vancouver Island

There were as few as 30 wild marmots on Vancouver Island just over a decade ago. But today, thanks to protective legislation, reintroductions and the hard work of non-profits, the endangered rodents are closer to a stable population. In 2003, the...
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Brits loving beaver kits while Canadians continue killing families

The birth of the first truly English beavers in the European nation’s first wild colony has thrilled nature lovers across the pond. Meanwhile, in Canada, beavers are slaughtered for being inconvenient. In what is likely an illegal level of...
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DNA test confirms wrong bear killed in reaction to conflict situation

One bear is dead, another is injured or dead, and nothing has been resolved following a conflict situation in a U.S. national park. WBIR in Tennessee has reported that following a conflict in which a camper was injured by a bear while sleeping in...
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Bear goes for a dip in suburban pool to cool down

We all like to lounge around the pool on a hot summer day, drink in hand, relaxing and finding a way to keep cool. And we’re not the only ones. In a user-submitted video, the CBC showed a Nanaimo-area bear taking a dip in a pool which had just...
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Former military bases in Germany converted to wildlife sanctuaries

It has been more than half a century since war last plagued the lands of Germany. And now, a new kind of peace will rule in many former military strongholds. The Independent has reported that the German government has announced their intent to turn...
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Episode 231: Good news

We wanted to have a week that focuses on good news – and that’s exactly what we’ve prepared for you. We connected with superstar lawyer Camille Labchuk to talk about Quebec’s new animal welfare legislation and what it means...
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Increased ocean conflict a result of more people, not sharks, scientist reports

It’s pretty easy to blame the animal with whom we cannot communicate when conflict arises. We see it regularly with terrestrial mammals such as bears, coyotes or cougars: most conflicts end with the non-human animal killed, and the human...
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