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Government of Manitoba
Conservation and Water Stewardship
Wildlife And Ecosystem Protection Branch

Manitoba has a rich diversity of natural landscapes and wildlife species, from the polar bears of Churchill to the garter snakes of Narcisse to the orchids of the tall-grass prairie near Tolstoi. Our environment, culture, economy, and society are interdependent and we must wisely protect, use, and manage our wild animal and plant resources. More...


Be Bear Smart

Black bears are part of our heritage. Manitoba has a healthy black-bear population, and to ensure that it remains that way, we must be Bear Smart. More...

Interim Trapping Restrictions Continue in Provincial Parks

Interim restrictions on trapping in provincial parks will continue for the 2014/15 trapping season.

Snakes of Narcisse

The activity level of the snake dens is posted every few days during the spring and fall. Check the status when planning your trip to Narcisse.

Mars Hill Wildlife Management Area

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship has developed a designated trail network designated for use by motorized vehicles in the Mars Hill Wildlife Management Area (WMA). More...

Living with Wildlife in Manitoba

Wild animals in inappropriate locations can pose significant problems for or threats to humans, other animals, or the environment. They can cause serious damage to crops, livestock and property. They can create hazardous conditions for vehicular traffic. They can expose you and/or your pets to disease and health issues. More...

Problem Predator Management Program

Manitoba livestock producers lose a number of animals annually to predators such as coyotes and wolves. To assist producers in dealing with their losses, Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship has enlisted the co-operation of the Manitoba Trappers Association (MTA) to provide services to remove problem predators. More...


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