The Yukon has a large bear population compared to most places down south. As towns increase in size, so do the number of interactions between humans and bears. In 2012, 17 bears were relocated, 16 bears had to be shot by conservation officers because they posed a safety risk, and five additional bears were killed by private citizens in defense of life and/or property.
One group, called Wild Wise, is on a mission to prevent deadly bear and human interactions. I speak with Nicole Tattam to find out more about their pilot project and what it means for the bear population in the Whitehorse area.
Also on this episode…
Whitehorse musician Fawn Fritzen was our special guest for the episode 73 of My Yukon Life and she joins us on this podcast for an update on what she’s been up to. Listen for details on how you can win a copy of her recently released CD, Bedroom Voice.
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