BC Conservation reviewing human-wildlife conflict
The BC Conservation Officer Service continues to field complaints of wildlife.
Deputy Chief Chris Doyle says since April 1st, the COS has received over 2300 human-wildlife conflict reports. He notes that on average every year, they receive 20,000 reports.
Doyle says a recent incident like one in Puntzi Lake – where investigations show that a bear attacked a human with the intent to kill – is a good reminder to take extra precautions in the wild.
Doyle says it’s important to not approach a bear, take photographs of bears that you see on the side of the highway or feed bears on the side of roadways.