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Yukon bears being killed due to people’s choices

The message has been clear: keep your dog on leash when in bear territory. But one hiker didn’t, and a bear near Whitehorse is now dead. The CBC reported that both Conservation Officers and non-profits are urging residents to change their behaviour following the latest incident, putting the number of bears killed following conflict to nearly 40 in the Whitehorse area.

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Three behaviours people mistake for aggression in coyotes

The Fur-Bearers often come across well-meaning individuals who see wildlife, particularly coyotes, acting in a way they believe to be aggressive. These observations are typically simple misunderstandings – but the consequences can be dire, leading to poor policy or general public fear of innocent animals.

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Geocaching is safe, with a bit of common sense

The Global News headline would have you believe we’re witnessing an epidemic of outdoor enthusiasts being mauled by grizzlies: “Concerns raised over ‘geocaching’ after man attacked by grizzly bear.” But geocaching, like many other outdoor activities, is perfectly safe, when a bit of wildlife knowledge and common sense is applied.

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Tips to keep pets and wildlife safe during Canada Day fireworks

For animal lovers of all types, this can be an extremely trying time, whether you have a dog who’s noise sensitive or reactionary, a cat that ventures outdoors, or are aware of the wildlife scurrying around your neighbourhood. The Fur-Bearers want to help you reduce the stress of Canada Day celebrations for yourself and the animals, and make sure everyone can still have a good time.

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Perception matters: protecting babies, or attacking passersby?

A red-winged blackbird trying to scare people away from a nearby nest in Hamilton, Ontario, was featured in a photo spread in a recent edition of theHamilton Spectator. The photos showed the bird swooping close to pedestrians. The caption read, in part, “Very territorial, the blackbird loves waterfront property, particularly during nesting season, and will attempt to scare off any passersby.”

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Three steps to help an injured or orphaned animal while camping

There is nothing as terrifying as hearing something scratching at the outside of your tent in the black of night. And there is nothing as adorable as finding out that the nightmare-in-waiting was just a baby raccoon, looking for a snack. But what do we do when we find out that this raccoon is injured, or orphaned, and we’re away from resources like phones, highways, and wildlife rehabilitators?

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