Wildlife

The Yukon has 20 invasive plant species including the creeping thistle. (Photo by Andrea Altherr)

Be aware of invasive species, Yukoners told

The Yukon Invasive Species Council continues to work to inform Yukoners about the territories invasive, plant, animal and aquatic species

 

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve’s baby bison, born April 22, mingles with the herd on April 29. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Yukon Wildlife Preserves welcomes two bison calves

A bison calf was the first 2021 baby born at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve

 

Joy, a dog owned by Kumie Costea, was attacked by a lynx on Jan. 30 while in their McIntyre front yard. Lynx are struggling to find food this year due to a low hare population. (Submitted)

Bear spray, leashes recommended for dog walkers after lynx attacks

Low hare populations have led to hungry, aggressive lynx, Conservation says

 

The Carcross/Tagish First Nation now has a fish and wildlife work plan for their traditional territory to be implemented over the next five years. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

New fish and wildlife plan released for Carcross/Tagish First Nation traditional territory

The plan outlines initiatives for the next five years, including research on animal populations

The Carcross/Tagish First Nation now has a fish and wildlife work plan for their traditional territory to be implemented over the next five years. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Ranch owners sue Yukon government over Takhini elk herd

The government was negligent in allowing the herd to grow and spread, the lawsuit alleges

Foxes and coyotes in the Wilderness City

There’s lots more research to be done on how wildlife adapts to urban environments, says biologist

  • Apr 2, 2020

Whitehorse meeting on proposed Wildlife Act regulation changes draws large crowd

A public meeting about proposed regulation changes to the Yukon’s Wildlife Act…

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’