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The SPCA call centre is open 7 days a week and should be used to report cases of wildlife in distress or complaints of animal cruelty and neglect.  Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays   To connect with the BC SPCA Call Centre, call 1-855-622-7722.  If this is an animal emergency outside of these hours, please contact your local police departmentRCMP or the Conservation Officer Service (RAPP)

Dead Animal Removal:  For removal of an animal carcass on the side of a road, call Mainroad Services at 1 877 215 6006

Le Nichoir Dedicated to the proper care and treatment of injured and orphaned wild birds and releasing them back to their natural habitat since 1996.

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British Columbia

Bear Aware – Wildsafe BC Bear Aware’s mission is to reduce the number of bear-human conflicts in communities through education, innovation and cooperation.

Bear Smart BC Core Purpose:   Bear Smart BC will be an strong partner in the development of open communications, problem-solving, and strategic planning  to reduce human-bear conflict issues in the province of BC and further afield. Bear Smart BC will provide input to develop effective and consistent policies, procedures, and build solid partnership between public and private stakeholders.

Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals (APFA) APFA provides practical and hand’s on solutions for communities to coexist with wildlife. Since 1953, APFA (also known as Fur-Bearer Defenders) has been working to end the commercial fur trade. We also provide practical hands-on assistance to municipalities across Canada seeking to minimize human-wildlife conflicts, particularly related to beavers and coyotes.

Born to be Wild Rehab Centre (B2BW) Wildlife rescue, rehab and release.    Mission:to medically treat and rehabilitate wildlife, to partner with the citizens of the Triport area, to establish a facility and to educate our schools and public on wildlife and environmental issues

Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society – MARS Our Mission is to conserve and protect native wildlife and its natural habitat through education and rehabilitation. Our Objectives: To provide a safe, stress-free environment for wildlife to recover.To contribute to the knowledge and understanding of wildlife by participating in research, and sharing information with wildlife and professional organizations, and the general public through meetings, lectures, displays, workshops, seminars, conferences, reports and publications.

Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter   Smithers The Northern Lights Wildlife Society is dedicated to give injured and/or orphaned wildlife a second chance at survival.  Though all mammals and birds are accepted, the shelter in Smithers has become a haven for bears, moose and deer. The shelter has become an expert in bear rehabilitation. All mammals and birds are accepted, but the shelter has become a haven for bears, moose and deer.

Oiled Wildlife Society of BC Maintain preparedness for oiled wildlife response in British Columbia.  Mission is to promote a high level of emergency preparedness and awareness of oiled wildlife response through equipment management and ongoing oil spill response training.

Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre A hospital for sick, injured or orphaned marine mammals. Each year, the Rescue Centre rescues over 100 marine mammals and rehabilitates them for release back into their natural habitat.   If you see a marine mammal that you believe is in distress, contact us at 604-258-SEAL (7325)

Wildlife Collision Prevention Program (WCPP) Sadly, each year in BC, over 23,650 animals are killed by collisions with vehicles. As well as the loss of wildlife, every year, 4 people are killed and 380 people are injured in this type of collision. The intention of the Wildlife Collision Prevention Program (WCPP) is to make BC’s highways safer for both people and wildlife. Reducing wildlife vehicle collisions is in the best interest of all who use our roads. The Wildlife Collision Prevention Program (WCPP) is an initiative to reduce wildlife vehicle collisions throughout British Columbia. WCPP has the potential to make BC highways safer through its programs.

Wildlife Rehabilitators Network of BC Founded in 1989, the Wildlife Rehabilitators’ Network of BC is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization whose membership includes permitted rehabilitation facilities and individual rehabilitators, rehabilitation volunteers, wildlife researchers, government and humane association representatives, veterinary personnel and interested members of the public.

Wildlife Rescue Association WRA provides leadership in rehabilitating wildlife and in promoting the welfare of wild animals in the urban environment.  Rescue and rehabilitate indigenous birds and small mammals.

Vancouver Island

Deer Plan Oak Bay The Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society (UWSS) is a new citizen-led organization formed following the recent lethal deer cull in the municipality of Oak Bay, part of greater Victoria, BC, Canada.      We believe there are effective and sustainable, non-lethal solutions to human-deer conflicts in Oak Bay, the CRD and other urban areas.

Marmot Recovery Foundation Saving the Vancouver Island Marmot from Extinction

North Island Wildlife Recovery Association (NIWRA), Errington (nr Parksville) Wildlife rehabilitation facility specializing in raptors and black bears. The North Island Wildlife Recovery Association was formed in l985 “to partner with the citizens of Vancouver Island to establish a facility for the care of ill, injured and orphaned wildlife and to educate the public on wildlife and environmental issues.”  We are a non-profit organization that cares for the well-being of Vancouver Island wildlife and strives to educate the public.  Programs include rehabilitation of Vancouver Island wildlife specifically raptors and black bear.

WildARC (Animal Recovery Centre), Victoria Rehabilitate raptors, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and migratory birds. This is the wildlife arm of the SPCA in Victoria.

The Raptors Our team is comprised of a group of biologists and falconers on Vancouver Island who created The Raptors to bring people closer to birds of prey.  Our goal is to educate, illuminate and encourage a sense of personal responsibility for the future of these essential creatures we share the planet with.

Gulf Islands

Gabriola Rescue of Wildlife Society (GROWLS), Gabriola Island Rescue ill and injured wildlife on Gabriola and transport to rehabilitation centers.

Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre, Salt Spring Island Specialty in marine mammals.

Sunshine Coast

Gibsons Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Gibsons Rescue and rehabilitate wild birds and small mammals.

Lower Mainland

Critter Care Wildlife Society, Langley Rescue and rehabilitate large and small wild mammals.   Critter Care Wildlife Society specializes in the treatment, care and release of sick, injured and orphaned Native Mammal species of British Columbia’s Southern and Lower Mainland. We are the only facility in BC specializing in the care of mammals and one of only four Bear Rehab facilities in the province. In addition to rehabilitation we are  involved in community based education programs at primary, secondary, and collegiate levels.  We also work to educate the public through involvement in civic groups, seniors homes and  assist other wildlife management organizations

Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre, Abbotsford Caring for injured, orphaned and sick wild birds and small mammals.  Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center was established in 1986, and became a non-profit organization in 1999. Elizabeth Melnick, founder and primary caregiver of the Center, is a qualified registered nurse and wildlife rehabilitator. What first began as a rescue center from her home, expanded into Elizabeth’s backyard with construction of aviaries and small housing facilities.

Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (OWL),  Delta Rescue and rehabilitate indigenous birds of prey.  The Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society is a non-profit organization whose volunteers are dedicated to public education and the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned birds.

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, Vancouver Hospital for sick, injured or orphaned marine mammals. The Marine Mammal Rescue Program cares for marine mammals found injured, ill or abandoned, until they can be returned to their natural habitats.  The program will rescue any marine mammal. In the past, we have worked with harbour seals, Steller sea lions, northern fur seals, northern elephant seals, sea otters, and some cetacean (whale, dolphin and porpoise) species.  Anyone seeing a stranded animal is asked to call 604 258 SEAL (7325) for assistance,

Wildlife Rescue Association (WRA), Burnaby Wildlife Helpline: For wildlife in distress call 604.526.7275 WRA Wildlife Rescue Association of BC provides leadership in rehabilitating wildlife and in promoting the welfare of wild animals in the urban environment.  Rescue and rehabilitate indigenous birds and small mammals.

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Conscious Consumerism When it comes to habitat conservation and wildlife protection, one of the most important elements – perhaps the most important element – is conscious consumerism. This means that conservation is not just about what we actively DO; it is also what we choose NOT to do or buy that makes a difference.