Environment Yukon

A boat crosses Kathleen Lake in Kluane National Park and Reserve near Haines Junction on Sept. 6. Yukoners are being advised to avoid the Kathleen Lake area as conservation officers are tracking a grizzly bear in the area. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukoners warned of bear near Kathleen Lake

Yukoners are being advised to avoid the Kathleen Lake area as conservation…

 

Conservation officers search for a black bear in the Riverdale area in Whitehorse on Sept. 17. It’s been an average year for bear conflict in the territory, according to staff from the Department of Environment. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Average year for bear-human conflict, say conservation officials

“We want to get this number as low as we possibly can.”

 

Climate change strategy targets 30 per cent reduction in territory greenhouse gases by 2030

The strategy includes rebates for electric vehicles but puts off mining targets for two years

 

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

Fortymile caribou hunt will begin Aug. 1

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in wants harvest management plan completed first

Permit hunt lottery opening April 23

The Yukon’s permit hunt lottery for the 2020-21 season opens April 23,…

C/TFN employee dumps chicken meat into bush near Carcross

Employees have since been given training on how to properly dispose of meat

The freeze-and-thaw cycle of the Yukon’s wood frogs

The amphibians have the special ability to freeze solid without sustaining any damage to their cells

  • Mar 24, 2020

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

Stone-cold cuddly killers

Ermines are the deadly — yet adorable — hunters of the north

  • Oct 29, 2019

Yukon dirt contains two kinds of tick-killing fungi

“What these fungi would be useful for would be as one of the new technologies that would be part of an integrated winter tick management program.”

Into the world of red squirrels

Yukon biologist Meghan Larivee will be leading an educational walk about the critters July 30

Getting to know Yukon’s big, not so bad, wolves

Killing a moose means taking down an animal which weighs more than the whole pack combined

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

Environment Yukon cancels outfitters’ Finlayson caribou quotas for 2019-20 season

The two affected outfitters will have their Finlayson quotas reduced to zero next year

Environment Yukon to do third-party review of hunting lottery after second error discovered

‘I would hope we get to the bottom of this and come up with a system that all hunters can fully support’

Fox family in Whitehorse neighbourhood could face removal this fall

‘The foxes have been here a lot longer, and we’re the invader’

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.’

Four Yukon researchers awarded total of $45,000

Projects to study forests, community involvement, domestic violence

Environment Yukon retracts some hunting permits after error, will draw again

Mistake affects 230 hunting permits for sheep, caribou, moose and sheep for 2018-19 season