Staying Safe Around Wildlife
The most effective and natural way to prevent conflicts with wildlife in urban areas is to put away garbage, birdseed, compost, pet food and to keep fruit from trees off the ground. Communities where attractants are managed properly have less human-wildlife conflicts and fewer animals destroyed.
British Columbia has an abundance of wildlife, unsurpassed outdoor recreational opportunities, and many of us live in rural communities close to nature. Despite our best efforts, we will never be able to eliminate the risk of human-wildlife conflict. We must all accept our responsibilities to ensure that humans and wildlife can coexist.
We must take necessary steps to reduce the risk of human-wildlife conflict in our communities, and when recreating or working outdoors.
Learn more about common species in B.C. and how to reduce conflicts and remain safe around each: