BC Conservation Officers Service have set up a trap in Lynn Valley area to destroy a bear. It has been set up at Braemar Road and Princess Avenue, according to North Shore Black Bear Society.
A trap was set yesterday late afternoon, and the society reached out to COS after hearing from a resident.
Luci Cadman, the executive director of NSSBS, said Conservation Officers told the society they didn’t do enforcement in the community, despite efforts with education on the society’s part.
“We know that there are at least two bears in this area and when one is killed, the other will continue to seek opportunities around homes where residents are making no extra efforts to secure food sources,” Cadman says.
When a bear is killed, another will take their place if resident’s don’t secure food, she says.
“Education, enforcement and non-lethal measures are not a priory for COS and all too often, we see them enabling poor attractant management by removing the ‘’problem,’’ she says.
“This is a community where we will always see bears, killing them is not the solution. This bear has not harmed anyone and had been coexisting with us for over a year,” Cadman says.
She said the society would like to share that the District of North Vancouver have made huge efforts to educate and enforce when needed. Thanks to their new Wildlife Attractants bylaw, the society will be able to address attractants on property.