Co-existing with Bears and Wolves
Cortes is one of the last remaining islands in the Salish Sea where healthy large predator-prey relationships still exist. We want to make sure it stays that way and that we can safely co-exist and reduce human-wildlife conflict.
Learning to live with bears and wolves is not as hard as it seems – it just takes some proactive, responsible actions. There are many things that attract these animals into human areas, which not only puts humans at risk but moreover, puts these animals in danger of being euthanized due to our negligence.
Posted below you can find our Bear and Wolf Primers, which set out important guidelines on how to co-exist with these wild animals and keep them WILD. Please follow the guidelines and do what you can to help.
The primers are posted in all public spaces including stores, post offices, community halls and the on the ferry.
We all have to play our part in keeping human and wildlife interactions to a minimum. This is essential for the well-being of these animals and the safety of islanders. No interactions are the safest interactions of all!
Support your neighbours, and reach out when you need help to follow these guidelines. Together we can create neighbourhoods that are safe for humans and wild animals alike!
You can learn more about bears, wolves and other wildlife and how we can co-exist harmoniously at https://wildsafebc.com/.