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General News · 12th March 2020
FOCI - Sabina Leader Mense
…a WILDlife conference to continue our community conversations on coexisting with carnivores.
Mark your calendars… May 8, 9, 10 2020

Cortes Island is notably one of the last of a very few islands in the Salish Sea where healthy, large predator-prey relationships continue to exist.
We have a responsibility to ensure our coexistence with this WILDlife.

The Cortes Community Wolf Project continues into its 12th year of working to reduce conflict and enhance coexistence with our wild wolves. We have invited Todd Windle, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s Wild About Wolves project manager, to share with us his multidisciplinary research incorporating traditional knowledge and ecological & human dimensions.

Black bear have been making recent seasonal forays to Cortes Island and our community needs to develop a Bear Smart program to meet this new coexistence challenge. Join our North Vancouver Island Conservation Officer, Mike Newton and members of the Coexisting with Carnivores Alliance in drafting this work.

Our slate of guest speakers will be an exciting mix of researchers, wildlife veterinarian, storytellers, conservation officers and First Nation voices – all encouraging us to... listen and dialogue.
Stay tuned to Tideline for the weekend schedule and final guest speaker list, closer to the date.
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