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We teamed up with WestJet this spring in preparation for the droves of tourists that intend to visitor Canada's iconic Banff National Park. Before they get off the plane for their adventure, we hope they will read this article and follow our tips on how to enjoy the wildlife in safer, more respectful ways.
Bear season in Canada and the United States has begun, with sightings in Alberta, British Columbia and Alaska. Sadly this past week a forestry working in B.C. 's central coast was mauled. A reminder that bears are waking up and companies working in bear country need to be trained and provided with the proper safety equipment. Luckily for this worker, another man on site was carrying bear spray and was able to stop the bear attack, saving the victim's life.
Planet Earth II featured Alberta's bears, thanks in part to the wildlife team in Kananaskis Country. An ongoing study of bear rub trees with the use of wildlife trail cameras led to some amazing footage of bears. BBC was so impressed they set up their own cameras to capture these bears in the act.
With the recent wolf attack in Saskatchewan and increasing conflicts with wolves in Banff, it may be time for businesses operating in wolf country to get training.
Parks Canada has issued an aggressive wolf warning for Banff National Park after a ski-hill employee was approached by a pack of wolves and had to flee on a snowmobile.
Winter is here! As the bears tuck into bed, there is still a plethora of conflict species on the landscape for staff to run into. Are your workers Cougarsmart? Do they know how to avoid an encounter?
Check out our Wildlife Safety Training courses for your staff this winter.