bears

Stoop and scoop: Yukoners asked to collect scat samples to help update bear research

Analyzing DNA contained in bear feces can help researchers determine population levels and behavior

 

Grizzly bear shot after breaking into occupied Marsh Lake cabin

Bear broke into at least seven structures last week before it was killed by a member of the public

 

Bear conflicts in the Yukon down significantly in 2019, Environment Yukon says

There were 163 human-bear conflicts reported in 2019, with 33 bears in total killed

 

Bear euthanized after killing dog near Tutshi Lake highway pullout

A black bear was euthanized July 29 after killing a dog at…

Commentary: Consider the city’s bears when going to mark your ballot

Those in the municipal election should commit to developing a human-bear conflict management plan

  • Oct 15, 2018

18 bears killed in the Yukon between April and July this year

Environment Yukon has not been providing updates on bear deaths this year due to workload involved

Yukon COs kill 3 bears attracted to ‘waste’ stored at Whitehorse junkyard

‘If it can smell like food (a bear is) on it, and it’s happening all over the place.’

Whitehorse needs to do a better job keeping bears away from trash

The City of Whitehorse has has repeatedly ignored expert advice to deal with the problem

  • Jun 14, 2018

Busy start to Yukon bear season

Headed for the bush? Travel in groups, make noise and for the love of God don’t feed the bears

Soapmaker rebrands Carcross storefront

Woah Bear! offers locally-sourced soap and artwork

WildWise pushes City of Whitehorse on bearproofing

‘They’re not just going to sit there and starve’

63 bears killed in the Yukon in 2017

Leading causes for human-bear conflicts are attracts like improperly stored garbage and food

Bear-proof bins a must, Whitehorse residents tell council

City has already ordered 300 more compost and trash bins

Yukon’s bear bodycount sets grim record

62 bears died as a result of contact with humans, Environment Yukon says

Yukon COs respond to five more bear calls

58 bears have been euthanized this season

Bear-proofing laws exist but are limited, Yukon conservation officer says

‘We want to focus on getting people’s co-operation through education’

Number of bears killed in the Yukon this year rises to 55

Relocating problematic bears isn’t always practical or successful, says conservation officer.

Yukon on pace for record bear bodycount

Nearly 50 bears killed through early August

Outside of Whitehorse, Yukon communities grapple with bear boom

‘Officers have been going for two months straight with nothing but bear conflicts’

  • Aug 7, 2017