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What is White Nose Syndrome?, White Nose Syndrome (WNS) is a fungal disease that has devastated bat populations across much of eastern North America. During the winter months, the WNS fungus causes the hibernating bats to wake up and move around. Unfortunately this uses valuable fat reserves so...
While the Island is famous for brook trout, rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon, many people also like to fish for salt water species, particularly when warm summer water places extra stress on the freshwater species. From July to October, wharves*, breakwaters and piers across the Island are...
In a small, heavily settled place such as Prince Edward Island many plant and animal species can suffer from habitat loss, competition from new or invasive species and other factors. The Prince Edward Island Wildlife Conservation Act includes provisions for the protection of species at risk and...
What should I do if I find a dead wild animal on my property?, Property owners are responsible for disposing of dead wild animals found on their property. Many simply bury the dead animal on their own property. However if you do, be sure to wear protective clothing such as rubber gloves to prevent...
The Department of Environment, Water and Climate Change, in cooperation with other non-governmental partners, offers and/or supports several programs for environmental stewardship., Wildlife Conservation Fund (WCF), Wildlife Conservation Fund provides funding for the protection and enhancement of...
There are currently no new properties proposed for designation under the Wildlife Management Act. As new properties are proposed, information will be posted here for comment. Comments can be sent to: Director of Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division Department of Environment, Water and Climate Change...
When people come in contact with young mammals or birds that seem to be abandoned or lost, it is human nature to step in and try to help. Often these animals are found near homes or cottages and in places where we walk, cycle and enjoy nature. This instinct to "help" can often be...
What do I need to export or ship fur from PEI?, A Fur Export Permit is required to export fur outside the province. Call 902-368-4683 or 1-866-368-4683 for information on how to acquire a fur export permit., Do I require a licence to become a fur dealer?, Yes. Anyone who buys the pelts of wild...