Wildlife Concerns

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To report a conflict with wildlife that threatens public safety call 1-877-952-7277 to reach the provincial Conservation Officer Service.

The Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) program is a toll free tip-line and web-based service that allows you to report known or suspected violations of fisheries, wildlife, or environmental protection laws – anonymously and without risk of confronting the offender.
If you have just witnessed a serious violation call 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP) or #7277 on the TELUS Mobility Network. If the situation is not an emergency report the incident online or contact the Conservation Officer Service district office in Penticton at (250) 490-8200.

For fisheries violations related to salmon contact Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) at 1-800-465-4336.
  1. Injured Birds
  2. Rattlesnakes
  3. Bears
  4. Deer
  5. Bats
  6. Species at Risk
When working outdoors enjoying outside pursuits, you may come into contact with a variety of spiders and the local Okanagan tick species - the Rocky Mountain Wood Tick. Spiders and ticks are eight legged members of the arachnid family. They are very common and rarely cause health problems. The following brochure reviews information on the Western Black Widow Spider and Rocky Mountain Wood Tick. (Note: Any insect bite that is followed by severe swelling, pain, or other symptoms should be treated by a doctor).