OTTAWA, June 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Wildlife Federation advises
people in flood areas to be aware of wildlife that may be displaced as
a result of the rising water.
Flooded habitats could force wildlife to seek temporary refuge in areas
where they might not normally be found such as residential
communities. People are encouraged to minimize their contact with the
animals as they may be under duress and in survival mode.
Residents are reminded to:
Stay away from areas where wildlife have taken refuge
Not interact with or feed wild animals
Avoid roads in flooded areas to reduce the interference with wildlife
and possible wildlife collisions
"We recognize that people want to try to help wildlife, but in these
circumstances, often the best thing you can do is allow them to find
their own refuge and food," says Wade Luzny, CWF CEO and Executive
Vice-President. "Feeding wildlife will encourage them to stay in the
area as they will see it as a new food source."
Wildlife posing a threat to humans should be reported to local wildlife
About the Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national, not-for-profit
charitable organization dedicated to fostering awareness and
appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human
impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, developing and
delivering education programs, promoting the sustainable use of natural
resources, recommending changes to policy and co-operating with
like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can
live in harmony with nature. For more information visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.
SOURCE: Canadian Wildlife Federation
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