Fur-Bearers’ Living With Wildlife Research Grant Program
adorably furry eco-engineers that we’ll be seeing more of in marketing
materials as Canada celebrates its 150th birthday. But the way our
national animal is treated, even here in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, remains
hidden from the public.
vital ecosystems in our country, are created and maintained by beavers. They
clean water, increase fish populations, and have adorable multi-generational
families that live together. But when deemed inconvenient, inherently inhumane
traps are deployed to kill them. In communities across the country, beavers are
maimed and killed by traps because they may create infrastructure problems with
their damming or tree felling activities.
Fur-Bearers have a way to keep beaver families together, and infrastructure
safe – but we need your help to implement it.
devices, which can prevent damming from beginning, or render an existing dam
safe from causing damage, in addition to strategic tree wrapping and community
education, are part of the beaver co-existence program offered by The
Fur-Bearers. We save dozens of beavers every year by going into communities,
teaching them how to use these tools, and providing education for their
residents. We’ve been building devices locally, in communities like Mission,
Bowen Island, Langley, Surrey, Maple Ridge, and Port Moody. But we’re hitting
roadblocks: costs. We’re invited across the province and the country, but simply
can’t afford to get to all the places we want to help. You can save help save
beavers by becoming a supporter.
As a donor,
you help us fund our beaver co-existence program and deliver these affordable,
long-term solutions to communities. Backed by science, in-field programs like
this can literally save lives for decades. Any amount will make a difference,
and get us to more communities to teach these lifesaving methods, and provide
education across the country.
and help us build a Canada that beavers, too, will be proud to call home.