What is Co-existence?

To co-exist is to exist together, in the same place, at the same time. But when we explore co-existence with wildlife, togetherness isn’t always what is needed or meant. For wildlife and humans to co-exist safely and happily, we must adapt our behaviours to prevent conflict and allow for all species in an area to thrive.

Elements of co-existence and related programs should be based solidly in current or established scientific fact, involve ongoing education, and typically have legislation or by-laws in place.

In this section you will find examples of by-laws and programs in various communities across Canada, as well as science that is being used to support new intiatives or assist in the development of co-existence.

Wild animals have learned how to live with us in our rural and urban regions. It’s only fair that we learn to live with them, too.

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Established in 1953, The Fur-Bearers is a charitable, non-partisan organization whose goals are to end the commercial fur trade and promote solutions for wildlife coexistence in communities. Your donation is tax-deductible. Charitable registration number: 130006125RR0002

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