We told you about education being a solution to increased coyote conflict in an East Vancouver neighbourhood two weeks ago. Today we delivered that solution.
The CBC first reported on the incident in the Trout Lake area in late May, when a small dog came into conflict with a coyote. Immediately, the Stanley Park Ecology Society, which tracks coyote sightings in the Vancouver and Lower Mainland area of BC, noted that they witnessed an increase in activity in the same neighbourhood.
The Fur-Bearers agreed with their assessment of the situation: it is likely that someone was feeding coyotes and other wildlife. After discussing the situation with the BC Conservation Officer Service and Stanley Park Ecology Society, The Fur-Bearers took to the street today with volunteers from LUSH Cosmetics to deliver an educational solution.
Over 1,000 homes received a door hanger The Fur-Bearers designed and printed, which will educate homeowners on coyotes, attractants, and the importance of not feeding wildlife.
Thanks to the assistance of Stanley Park Ecology Society and the BC Conservation Officer Service, exact streets in a two-kilometre radius of the park where the conflict occurred were targeted with this information, ideally creating a wave of education that will extinguish the cause of conflict: direct or indirect feeding of wildlife.
The Fur-Bearers are proud to be able to provide solutions backed by science, education, and compassion, to prevent and end wildlife conflict. It is through the contributions of our beloved supporters that this in-field work is possible – and it is through those supporters that lives of fur-bearers in Canada are improved or protected, every day.