Monthly Archive: May 2012

Baylisascaris research in Ontario 0

Baylisascaris research in Ontario

Raccoons are the primary reservoir host for the roundworm, Baylisascaris procyonis, a parasite that has potential to cause severe neurological disease in humans and domestic animals.  Baylisascaris lives in the small intestine of raccoons...

Ottawa commits $17.5 million to help stop Asian carp invasion 1

Ottawa commits $17.5 million to help stop Asian carp invasion

Ottawa will make a significant investment to protect the Great Lakes from the threat of Asian carp, a large invasive fish that could jeopardize the food supply of native species if it enters Canadian...

Canine Distemper Virus in Southern Ontario 0

Canine Distemper Virus in Southern Ontario

This spring, sick raccoons have been observed over a broad geographic range in southern Ontario.  Affected animals have been observed out during daylight hours, showing no fear of humans, and exhibiting a variety of...

Are the rats of Vancouver a human health concern? 1

Are the rats of Vancouver a human health concern?

The CCWHC is a partner in an extensive public health assessment of rats in the city of Vancouver. Dr Chelsea Himsworth is the principle investigator of this urban wildlife project. Please follow the link below...

Jasper park warns to watch for caribou herds on highway 0

Jasper park warns to watch for caribou herds on highway

Park staff warn about using caution when driving through areas used by caribou.  A large amount of wildlife mortality is due to vehicle collision in the mountain parks.  In 2010, 118 ungulates (elk, moose,...

Bison on the Prairie 0

Bison on the Prairie

In early April, the CCWHC assisted Parks Canada staff at Grasslands National Park to fit three bison with new radio-tracking collars.  The collars provide information on how the bison utilize their space in the...