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News Category: Wildlife

Discovery Island wolf killing highlights issues with trophy hunting

Wild coastal wolf near ocean on seaweed covered rocks
March 30, 2020

Last week, news of a wolf being shot in a legal hunt on Vancouver Island shocked many – not only because wolf hunting here could be legal, but tragically this was the wolf found in Victoria who had been recently relocated by Conservation Officers. The wolf previously spent years living alone on Discovery Island, just …

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Fun facts about fish

March 2, 2020

Fish are involved in today’s society through the pet industry, the recreational fishing industry and fish farming. Fish are also essential to the ocean, lake and river ecosystems that we depend on. While fish are often thought to lack intelligence and emotional capability, they are in fact, sentient creatures, meaning they have feelings and can …

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Rat poison injuring wildlife

northern spotted owl in the wild
February 28, 2020

The beauty and diversity of B.C. wildlife are undeniable. However, some wild animals are better kept away from your home. Did you know the methods you choose to control them have an impact on other wildlife? Wild rats are a good example. Anticoagulant rodenticide is commonly used in urban areas for rodent control, not only …

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Found an injured wild animal? Don’t take matters into your own hands

An oiled Canada goose gets a bath
January 20, 2020

It’s not always easy to tell when wild animals need help, and the internet is full of information that is sometimes more harmful than helpful. For a wildlife rehabilitator, the worst outcome is losing a patient because someone waited too long or got bad advice, instead of seeking professional help. Even giving food and water …

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BC SPCA Wild ARC reports another successful season

Fawns at Wild ARC
November 4, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, the BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) is reporting another successful season. In 2019, Wild ARC successfully reunited more than 100 baby animals with their wild moms including fledgling birds, deer fawns, raccoons, goslings, squirrels and rabbits during its busy season from May to September. More than …

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