To reduce human-wildlife conflicts in communities through education, innovation and cooperation.
WELCOME TO WILD WISE!
We are a volunteer run, community-based educational program designed to reduce human-wildlife conflict and promote coexistence through awareness and education. We originally started in Sooke with some support from the District of Sooke and with our primary focus being on reducing human-bear conflicts.
In 2018 we branched out to surrounding communities and founded Wild Wise East Sooke, Shirley, Otter Point and Metchosin. We also broadened our educational base to encompass reducing conflict with all local wildlife.
We are pleased to worked closely with the BC Conservation Service, local RCMP, Sooke bylaw and Sooke Municipality to deliver a community specific program. We also work with local schools to provide an in-school educational program to spark an interest in and respect for the natural world. We have partnered with local universities (Royal Roads and University of British Columbia) to further examine the human-bear relationship and provide educational studies to the District of Sooke as to how as a community we can better coexist with our wild neighbours.
We run a facebook group for each community with relevant up-to-date information. We regularly post in local papers and media outlets and we also have a big physical presence in the community by attending fairs, festivals and markets as well as holding educational workshops and information sessions.
Wildlife education to conserve, coexist and live wild with nature.
Find us on facebook @WildWiseSooke