Keep urban wildlife wild and alive

Fox - photo by Adam Skrutkowski

Feeding wild animals might seem like an act of kindness, but it's not.

Feeding wildlife is illegal and usually ends in a death sentence for the animal.

Don't feed wildlife

When foxes, coyotes and wolves become habituated to unnatural food sources they can lose their fear of humans.

A wild animal that has become conditioned this way can be a danger to
itself and to the general public.

In some cases, wild animals that frequent residential areas can be live-trapped and relocated. But if the animal has become a nuisance to the extent that it kills domestic animals or threatens people, it must be destroyed.

What you can do:

If you see a fox, coyote or wolf acting aggressively, call 1-800-661-0525

If you suspect someone is feeding wildlife, call 1-800-661-0525.

We can all do our part to help keep the wild in wildlife.

Additional Resources


Contact Conservation Officer Services

Environment Yukon

Government of Yukon

Box 2703 (V-18)

Whitehorse, Yukon

Canada Y1A 2C6

Phone (Whitehorse): 867-667-8005
Toll-free (in Yukon, NWT, Nunavut):
1-800-661-0408 ext. 8005
T.I.P.P. Line: 1-800-661-0525

Fax: 867-393-6206

Email: coservices@gov.yk.ca

District Conservation Officers:


Whitehorse 667-8005
Dawson 993-5492
Watson Lake 536-3210
Haines Junction 634-2247
Mayo 996-2202
Carmacks 863-2411
Old Crow 966-3040
Ross River 969-2202
Faro 994-2862
Teslin 390-2685