Wildlife

YG mulls tying payment of environmental fines to driver’s licences

About $200K in fines are still owed, some from as late as 1989

  • May 24, 2019

 

Fox family in Whitehorse neighbourhood could face removal this fall

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

 

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

 

Yukon kids learn trapping traditions

‘It’s important to not give up on the youth’

How Northern dogs went from ‘howl’ to ‘woof’

Archaeological evidence shows humans were burying their canine best friends nearly 15,000 years ago

  • Mar 13, 2018

B.C. veterinarian wants 2,900-km wildlife death trap removed

Collapsed, 100-year-old Yukon Telegraph line believed to be killing moose across north

Of ravens, eagles, livers and lead

Environment Yukon’s animal health unit has been testing livers of scavenging birds since 2013

Short-tailed grouse are the singing, dancing lotharios of the avian world

It’s Dirty Dancing for birds, with every male trying to be Patrick Swayze

  • Feb 22, 2018

Elk management about more than agricultural conflict: Environment Yukon

Managing the Takhini and Braeburn elk herds is about more than just…

  • Jan 9, 2018

Takhini River elk drownings spark controversy over responsibility to save wildlife

‘It’s fine to say “shoot it and put it out of it’s misery,” but that’s not an easy thing to do’

Good fences make good neighbours

Hunting all the elk to protect farms is not a good solution

  • Nov 14, 2017

Yukon ranchers actually love the elk

Don’t lump LaPrairie Bison Ranch in with farmers who want to cull the herd

  • Nov 14, 2017

Pika: Yukon’s homebound rabbit relatives don’t get out much

‘The life of a pika is measured in risk’

Elk population a headache for Yukon farmers

‘No one gets into farming for compensation. Farmers are trying to grow crops’

Bugling: How Yukon’s elk look for love

Scenes from a wildlife viewing

Yukon hunters need proper paperwork, not just rifles, officials say

Faro district already closed to moose hunting

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

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

Yukon sees 40 bears killed so far this year

‘Most of these bear deaths can be prevented’