Wildlife Accident Reporting System
Protecting B.C.'s Wildlife
Caribou, Kootenay Pass
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.
*2012-2018 data is currently undergoing a quality assurance review and will be available late Spring 2019.
- WARS 2012 Dataset (PDF - December 2013)
Deer, elk and moose summaries by region and highway.
- WARS 1988-2007
- WARS 1983-2002
- WARS 1991-2000
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.