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Manage the people, not the animals - lessons from park systems

Twice in the last week, park officials have done what is clearly the logical case when the potential for conflict between wildlife and people has arisen: managed the people. Prior to the Victoria Day long weekend, a photographer stumbled across a...
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Meet the Fisher, Ontario

In the last couple of days, numerous posts about the appearance of a “Fisher Cat” in the central Ontario region have been floating about Facebook and Twitter, and many were directed toward our staff for answers. So let’s take a few...
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Rising outdoor use will mean more danger to families from traps

A series of British runners are on the mend after being caught in legally-set snares – and everywhere traps are used, these kinds of incidents will likely rise. Canadians , Americans and people across Europe are getting into nature more these...
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ACTION ALERT: Two years is too long, let communities protect themselves from traps

Municipalities in British Columbia have asked a question of the province – can we ban traps? And the province has responded with… nothing. For two years, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources has refused to answer the...
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Episode 229: CSI: Coyote scene investigators

When conflict arises between coyotes and humans, the coyotes typically get the short end of the stick. Trapping, hunting and all-out culls are always on the horizon when coyotes are involved in incidents. But, it’s not always a coyote who is...
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Protect your dogs from ticks: simple steps from pet professional

Hot barbeques and cold drinks with family and friends are often first thing on our minds at the beginning of spring. Pet professionals, on the other hand, commonly associate spring and summer with the onset of something far less desirable –...
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Episode 228: Special Report: Unnatural Enemies

This special report episode has been rushed to post for you, our wonderful supporters, so that we can let you know about an incredible documentary airing on CTV and CTV Two in Alberta this Monday, May 18. Unnatural Enemies: The War on Wolves...
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West Vancouver cougar killed for being an animal in public

Residents in West Vancouver – and across Canada – were sadly not surprised when a young female cougar was shot and killed in a residential neighbourhood, simply for her presence. In many communities, it has become a crime to be an animal...
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Monthly members’ chance to win – and help save the lives of wild families

When a raccoon was spotted with severe injuries in White Rock, British Columbia this year, The Fur-Bearers acted quickly . The Fur-Bearers connected with a wildlife rehabilitation office to monitor the injuries; spoke with nearby residents to get...
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Wildlife corridors work – until we ruin them

Wildlife corridors – those that are natural and those that are created by humans have a proven track record of reducing wildlife conflict. But now wildlife officials are searching solutions for a species that’s invading these delicate...
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