Saturday, 17 August 2013

Living with Wildlife Conference

I have been invited to speak at the 3rd Annual Living with Wildlife Conference in Vancouver.
This will be held on the 20th of September 2013.
The speakers and topics promise to be informative, educational and interesting.
I am sure, I will once again be a little nervous and shaky,
however I am passionate about this and love to share my experince with others.

So, if you are bored,
have nothing to do, 
wanted to visit Vancouver,
are interested in this topic/s,
come and join us at this conference
Beli, doing his part.
3rd Annual Living with Wildlife Conference

Across Canada, municipalities are reporting an increase in the number of interactions between humans and wildlife. These interactions can present a public health and safety concern and conflicts can result in the death or suffering of wildlife. In particular, animals such as coyotes, beavers and raccoons are often perceived to be a nuisance or pest.

To address this problem, our 3rd Annual Living with Wildlife conference brings together experts in their field to discuss a wide variety of solutions of how we can co-exist with urban wildlife.
This conference is aimed at government officials including provincial, regional and municipal staff, as well as First Nations, farmers, wildlife rehabilitation groups, animal control, academics and individual citizens who want to make a difference in their community by preserving their natural environment.

It will be held this year in Western Canada in Vancouver on Friday, September 20, 2013
at the Creekside Community Center, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Starting at 9 am - 5:00 pm
Admission (which includes breakfast and gift bag):
$30 Members 
$40 Non-members

The speakers and topics promise to be informative, educational and interesting:
8:15 am – 9:00 am Registration (Gift bags for all attendees)..

9:00 am - 9:15 am - Opening Remarks - Lesley Fox, Executive Director, Assoc. for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals.

9:15 am - 9:55 am - Coyotes in Vancouver - Dan Straker - Co-Existing with Coyotes Program Coordinator - Stanley Park Ecology Society Animals.

10:00 am - 10:40 am - Living with Coyotes & Wolves - Dr. Shelley Alexander, University of Calgary.

10:40 am - 11:00 am - BREAK

11:00 am - 11:40 am - Predator-Friendly Ranching - Louise Liebenberg - Rancher, The Grazerie, High Prairie, AB.

11:45 am - 12:25 am - Living with Bears - Sylvia Dolson - Executive Director, Get Bear Smart, BC.

12:25 pm - 1:30 pm - LUNCH

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm -  Silencing the Dinner Bell - How do we reduce the feeding of urban wildlife? - Sara Dubois, Manager, Wildlife Services BC SPCA.

2:15 pm - 2:55 pm - TBA - Michael Badry, Wildlife Conflict Manager, BC Provincial Government

2:55 pm - 3:15 pm - BREAK

3:15 pm - 3:55 pm - Living (or not) with Urban Deer – The Current Legal Landscape - Rebeka Breder, Barrister & Solicitor, Boughton Law Corporation.

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm - Solutions for urban beavers - Adrian Nelson, Director of Communications,Assoc. for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals.

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm - Closing & Summary - Lesley Fox, Executive Director, Assoc. for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals.

For more information about this event, please visit this website:

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