Tag: British Columbia

July 9, 2021

Caribou lose ground in western Canada

Caribou in western Canada are losing habitat due to accelerating forest loss from logging, oil and gas development and fire. New research tracking the rate of disturbance to caribou forest...

June 15, 2021

Vancouver Island faces growing lizard problems

After being released from a private zoo in 1970, common wall lizards are surging on Vancouver Island. “This is a lizard that shouldn’t be here,” Gavin Hanke, curator of vertebrate...

March 19, 2021

Watch: Supplemental feeding can boost small caribou herds

Supplemental feeding may help boost the population numbers within small caribou herds by improving their nutrition and increasing survival. “We were motivated to do this study because most caribou in...

December 9, 2020

Fraser River species in danger, study warns

More than 100 wildlife species in a major Canadian estuary could be gone within decades, according to a recent study. The University of British Columbia study warns that species in...

November 10, 2020

Adenovirus Hemorrhagic Disease confirmed in BC deer

The British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has confirmed the first case of Adenovirus Hemorrhagic Disease in BC deer. Usually fatal, the disease can...

November 6, 2020

BC uses monitoring to manage Asian giant hornets

With the appearance of Asian giant hornets (Vespa mandarinia) in the Pacific Northwest, Washington state has focused on attaching tiny trackers to hornets in an effort to track them to...

July 16, 2020

Rare white bear genes less common than previously believed

A gene that dictates the rare white variant of black bears known in coastal British Columbia as Kermode bears is less common in places that were supposedly hotspots for the...

July 15, 2020

DNA analysis can help e-rat-ication efforts on Haida Gwaii

Rats have wreaked havoc on seabird populations nesting in the remote Haida Gwaii archipelago off the northwest coast of British Columbia for centuries. First introduced by European ships in the...

June 17, 2020

DNA reveals multiple rattler populations in British Columbia

Hundreds of genetic samples have revealed multiple distinct populations of western rattlesnakes in the northern part of their range in British Columbia. “Western Rattlesnakes are currently managed as a single...

June 12, 2020

Watch: Sea otters worth millions, but not everyone benefits

As sea otter populations rebound off the coast of British Columbia, the quantities of shellfish and other sea life they consume are impacting local fisheries. The economic benefits far outweigh...