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Trois-Rivières dog recovering after being caught in trap

A woman had to watch her duck tolling retriever suffer in a Conibear trap only 15 feet from a paved path in Trois-Rivières this week. In a letter to La Presse , Nathalie Potvin described the horrific incident [translated from French below]...
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Marine mammal bill good news for animals across Canada

After a slow, long battle, Ontario businesses will not be able to buy, sell or breed orcas . While many are noting the shortcomings of the new legislation – primarily that Kiska, the 40-year-old orca at Marineland will be left in captivity...
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Nova Scotia continues to perpetuate coyote myths as science

A woman in Nova Scotia claims her dog was attacked while hiking on a trail in the Cape Split area of the maritime province last weekend. The CBC reported on this based on a post in a Facebook group. Though the original post was not shown or linked...
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City of Toronto staff reveal what they learned about urban raccoons

The City of Toronto has revealed what they believe will the best plan for managing urban wildlife moving into the future. And it may just surprise you. The Toronto Star has reported that City staff has recommended mitigation of conflict should be...
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Kerri Martin: Safety in wildlife photography

With unpredictable subjects and continually changing environments, the art of wildlife photography is not just about taking a good picture. Safety, for both the photographer AND the animal, needs to be the number one concern. Slow down; keep your...
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Damning documents surface: caribou decline is our fault

The government of British Columbia is killing wolves by the hundreds – and thousands more are expected to be slaughtered in the name of conservation. But more damning evidence has arisen that shows wolves are innocent in this political hunting...
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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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