Wildlife Accident Reporting System

Protecting B.C.'s Wildlife

Caribou, Kootenay Pass

Caribou walking single file along B.C. highway

The Wildlife Accident Reporting System (WARS) is a comprehensive program that began in 1978 to help mitigate wildlife-vehicle crashes on B.C.'s network of highways and roads. Hundreds of ministry employees and contractors are actively involved in monitoring wildlife incidents and developing solutions.

WARS Reports

*2012-2018 data is currently undergoing a quality assurance review and will be available late Spring 2019.

Highway maintenance contractors identify and record the species and location of each animal killed on B.C.'s highways. This helps to identify where mitigation efforts are most needed.