Food Attracted Carnivore

Requirements include:

  • adequate sources of wild food.
  • separation from human populations

Threats include:

  • food sources that attract animals into contact with humans. Poorly secured garbage or pet food, dirty BBQs or fire pits, and fallen fruit are among the most common.

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Strategies

Eliminate food sources

  • Ensure that local government owned or contracted waste management facilities and handling practices control odours and prevent animal access.
  • Require that garbage be animal-proofed by property owners as a condition of pick-up or in a bylaw.
  • Educate residents and property owners about the importance of securing garbage and pet food, composting only vegetables, cleaning BBQs and cleaning up fallen fruit.
  • Help establish a fruit exchange program to match people who want to give unused fruit from their trees with those who want to receive free fruit.

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For more information on best management practices, consult: