wildlife enforcement

A black bear caught in a trap in Port Alice near the end of August. (Brian Grover/Port Alice News and Views Facebook photo)

Four bears killed this month in Vancouver Island village, here’s why

Conservation officers euthanize 4 animals habituated to gorging on village’s overflowing dumpsters

 

A bear cub was seen eating garbage in Vernon’s Harwood area May 27, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon killed 5th highest number of bears in B.C.

2021 data obtained from The Fur-Bearers puts West Kelowna in No. 7

 

Black bear sightings close to double in 2021 over 2020 (File photo)

Okanagan Westside communities see significant uptick in bear sightings

WildsafeBC’s annual report shows there were 412 sightings last year compared to 250 the year before

 

Decoys like this juvenile grizzly bear are used in the wildlife attack training scenarios for the conservation officers. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Predator attack scenarios prepare B.C. conservation officers for real-life calls

Attacks ‘extremely rare’ but officers need to be prepared, says CO during training in Chilliwack

Decoys like this juvenile grizzly bear are used in the wildlife attack training scenarios for the conservation officers. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A pair of Great Horn owlets pose majestically on their way to a rehabilitation centre outside the Boundary. Photo: Submitted

Man fined for keeping baby owls in his B.C. home

Investigating Conservation Officer says the man had the birds for two months

A pair of Great Horn owlets pose majestically on their way to a rehabilitation centre outside the Boundary. Photo: Submitted
Brendan Sandhu cuddles one of the male wolf-dog hybrids he recently helped rescue in the Hope and Chilliwack area. (Submitted by Brendan Sandhu)

‘One of my guys jumped into a 10-foot poop pit,’ says wolfdog rescuer near Chilliwack

Born from dog/wolf parents, hybrids are nearly genetically, physically identical to wolves

Brendan Sandhu cuddles one of the male wolf-dog hybrids he recently helped rescue in the Hope and Chilliwack area. (Submitted by Brendan Sandhu)
A cougar was put down after killing a goat and attacking a donkey from a hobby farm off Hartnell Road over the Jan. 30 weekend. (File photo)

Cougar destroyed after killing goat, attacking donkey in Vernon

Conservation Officers forced to put the predatory cat down

A cougar was put down after killing a goat and attacking a donkey from a hobby farm off Hartnell Road over the Jan. 30 weekend. (File photo)
Quadra Cat Rescue is celebrating its 10th anniversary next week with a celebration at the Heriot Bay Inn. Black Press File Photo

UPDATE: ‘Cougar’ near Vernon school, actually a cat

Brief ‘cougar’ sighting had all kids called into school

Quadra Cat Rescue is celebrating its 10th anniversary next week with a celebration at the Heriot Bay Inn. Black Press File Photo
Bear sightings have been reported in a residential area in Summerland in late October. The Conservation Officer Service is urging people to take measures so bears are not drawn to the area (Black Press file photo)

Bear sightings reported from Summerland neighbourhood

Conservation Officer Service urges people not to leave garbage outside

Bear sightings have been reported in a residential area in Summerland in late October. The Conservation Officer Service is urging people to take measures so bears are not drawn to the area (Black Press file photo)
Public asked to leave Okanagan bear and cubs alone

Public asked to leave Okanagan bear and cubs alone

Sow and babes spent the day up a tree Saturday in a busy area

Public asked to leave Okanagan bear and cubs alone
Karen Paul photo

‘Problem is people, bears are predictable,’ says Okanagan Conservation

Officers begging public to keep garbage inside and keep bears alive

Karen Paul photo