Conversation on Trapping

Staff at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources (FLNRO) would like to engage with interested local governments to discuss challenges and potential solutions surrounding wildlife trapping in communities. Interested local government officials are invited to contact UBCM to be added as participants for a conference call early in the new-year.

From 2011-2013, UBCM members passed three resolutions on trapping, requesting that:

  • FLNRO be encouraged to develop and promote educational programs on alternatives to trapping and the importance of trapping signage, particularly within urban interface areas;
  • FLNRO prohibit the sale of wildlife traps to individuals without a license or permit;
  • The Province investigate ways to prevent domestic animals from being injured in traps; and,
  • Trap lines not be allowed in recreational areas close to communities.

FLNRO staff have indicated that they are aware of local government concerns and would like to hold a preliminary discussion on options moving forward.  Please contact Josh van Loon, Senior Policy Analyst at UBCM, to indicate your interest in participating in this discussion.

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