Wildlife-human Interactions

Vancouver Foundation reports on the BCSPCA AnimalKind Program

To see a recent report by the Vancouver Foundation on the BCSPCA AnimalKind program, follow this link.

The UBC Pre-Vet and Animal Welfare (PAW) Club is pleased to present its 3rd annual Animal Welfare Conference! This year’s conference focuses on “Wildlife Management and Conservation”, with five outstanding speakers joining to share their expertise. The 2019 UBC PAW Animal Welfare Conference looks to shed more light on human-wildlife interactions and how an individual […]

BC SPCA and UBC undertake a study using birth control in pigeons at a Vancouver skytrain station

Click here to see the article in the Times Colonist

Got coyotes? Researchers want to photograph them on residential properties

CBC reported on a study by UBC and Stanley Park Ecology Society that aims to capture coyotes in urban settings on camera. “[Coyotes are] used to living in an environment….where they are good at hiding and making their presence not really known,” said Dr. Kristen Walker, a UBC animal welfare biologist. UBC student Brynn McLellan will be […]

LFS Animal Welfare Alumni Come Together to Create Wildlife Accreditation Program

Three UBC Animal Welfare Program alumni have joined forces to create an accreditation program that will encourage wildlife and rodent control companies to make ethical decisions when controlling wildlife populations. Sara Dubois (PhD & MSc, Animal Science, 2014 & 2003), Nicole Fenwick (MSc, Animal Science, 2005) and Erin A’tman Ryan (BSc Applied Biology, Major in […]

David Fraser Speaks at the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council

UBC to Host Compassionate Conservation Conference 2015

Registration now open for Compassionate Conservation 2015 conference, hosted by UBC. For more details please visit: http://compassionateconservation.net/save-date-compassionate-conservation-2015-ubc-vancouver-canada-28-31-july-2015/  

Article Featured on Springer Animal Sciences Facebook Page

Recent AWP alumna Sara Dubois had article selected by the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Wildlife Research as the highlight of the August issue. Post by Springer Animal Sciences.

“Dilemmas in Animal Welfare”

A new book “Dilemmas in Animal Welfare“, co-edited by UBC’s Dan Weary, was recently published by CABI. The book addresses some of the current debates in animal welfare such as tail docking, pet obesity, and neutering of feral cats. Dan has also contributed a chapter entitled “What is suffering in animals?”

Publication on wildlife feeding underscores serious harms to animals

After numerous high-profile events where food-conditioned wildlife were killed in BC, PhD student Sara Dubois evaluated various types of feeding practices and prohibitions. The publication, featured this month in the journal Animals, reviews the literature and proposes a framework to help decide if, and when, it is reasonable to feed wildlife.

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