Human wildlife conflict

By taking simple precautions, Albertans can reduce the risk of human-wildlife conflict in urban settings.

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  • By taking simple precautions, Albertans can reduce the risk of human-wildlife conflict in urban settings.
  • While naturally shy around humans, bats are an important and beneficial component of Alberta's ecosystem.
  • Beavers can be beneficial to an area, but there are ways to manage their presence on your property if they become a nuisance.
  • In densely populated areas, precautions should be taken to avoid conflict with bobcats.
  • As more people live and spend time in traditional cougar habitat, the past decade has seen increased sightings of cougars in Alberta.
  • There are a number of ways to minimize conflict with coyotes, even in urban centres where their population has grown.
  • Crows and magpies are important to Alberta's ecosystem, but they may be a nuisance on your property.
  • Because of suburban development and enhancement of urban green areas, there is an increased risk of human-deer conflict in Alberta.
  • Your municipality and/or municipal district is authorized to help with fox concerns.
  • Canada geese thrive in urban environments, and there are simple ways to minimize human conflict with them.
  • Because of suburban development and enhancement of urban green areas, there is an increased risk of human-moose conflict in Alberta.
  • In almost all situations, the best way for a person to handle an injured or orphaned wild animal is to leave it alone.
  • There are simple ways to minimize human conflict with porcupines, which can be a nuisance in urban settings.
  • Reducing access to food sources and shelter can minimize human conflict with rabbits and hares in Alberta.
  • There are a variety of methods available to both rural and urban Albertans to minimize conflict with raccoons.
  • There are ways to minimize human-raptor conflict in urban areas, where the species has rebounded from near-extinction.
  • Albertan homeowners can take steps, including hiring a pest-control company, to minimize property damage from red squirrels.
  • Pest-control companies and your municipality can help you deal with skunk concerns on your property.
  • There are simple ways to minimize human conflict with the 6 snake species that live in Alberta.
  • Pest-control companies and your municipality can help you deal with woodchuck concerns on your property.