WildWise is testing bear-resistant bins in collaboration with the City of Whitehorse and Yukon Conservation Officer Services. There are several models on the market, mostly manufactured in warmer climates. We are looking for a solution that is compatible with the existing City of Whitehorse garbage bins, that reduces user error and works in our ever increasing cold-thaw-cold climate. Check out CBC’s coverage here and please contact for more information.
A fed bear is STILL a dead bear. We would like to raise a high five to the BC Conservation Officers who are laying charges. Enforcement of the Wildlife Act is so important to its effectiveness. Here in Yukon our Wildlife Act states this:
Making wildlife a nuisance and dangerous wildlife protection orders
93(1) In this section, “attractant” means food, food waste, compost, garbage or other substances that could attract dangerous wildlife;
“dangerous wildlife” means (a) grizzly bear, black bear, polar bear, cougar, coyote, fox or wolf; or (b) a member of a species of wildlife that is prescribed by the regulations to be dangerous wildlife for the purposes of this section. (2) No person shall encourage any wildlife to become a public nuisance. (3) Subject to subsection (4), a person shall be deemed to have encouraged dangerous wildlife to become a public nuisance if the person feeds it or leaves food or garbage in a place where dangerous wildlife may have access to it and he or she does not take reasonable precautions to prevent dangerous wildlife from having access to it or being attracted to the area by it.