This project aims to protect wildlife species that may be attracted to food sources associated with people, including garbage, compost, fish guts, remains of a picnic etc. Wildlife that are habituated to such foods often end up being relocated or eradicated due to negative encounters with people. Wildlife that are eradicated are no longer available for harvest through hunting or trapping, and are no longer part of the locally breeding wildlife population. As well, some wildlife species that have become food habituated become a physical threat to human life and property. The project goal is to support communities in their effort to be WildWise and respectful of wildlife.
Proponent: Centre for Human-Wildlife Conflict Solutions
Amount Awarded: $14,660
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