Wildlife Health

Healthy wild animal populations are important to British Columbians. They contribute to healthy environments, and contribute to the economy through tourism and recreational activities. Wildlife diseases may pose a risk to wildlife, as well as to the domestic animals and humans they interact with.

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Stay Healthy Around Wildlife

Re ad the complete booklet Diseases You Can Get From Wildife - A Field-guide for Hunters, Trappers, Anglers and Biologists (Western Canada) - 2011 edition booklet (PDF, 4MB)

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Priority Diseases

Some wild animal diseases are of great concern in B.C. right now. These pose a great risk to human or animal populations.

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Useful Contacts

If you have any questions or issues with an animal you have harvested, or have found a dead, sick or injured animal, contact the B.C. Wildlife Health Program.

Telephone: 250 751-3234

What Can You Do?

Find out what you can do to help keep B.C.'s wildlife healthy, and how to report sick, injured or dead animals.