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...
The mandate of the Wildlife Branch is to protect wildlife resources in a manner consistent with the conservation of species and ecosystems for the benefit of Manitobans. This responsibility is carried out under the authority of The Wildlife Act, The Endangered Species and Ecosystems Act , and The Conservation Agreements Act of Manitoba, and by applying the principles of sustainable development.
The Wildlife Branch develops programs, policies and legislation for hunting and trapping, biodiversity conservation, and habitat and land management on Crown and private land. The Branch also represents Manitoba in numerous provincial, national, and international initiatives.
Wildlife programs are delivered by biologists, planners, technicians, and support staff throughout Manitoba. Field enforcement is carried out by Natural Resource Officers.
Several land stewardship and acquisition programs, as well as conservation agreements, are delivered by an affiliated Crown agency, the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation.
Use this website or contact the Wildlife Branch staff directly for more information.
Go Wild Manitoba
Ecosystem Protection Zone for Alvar
The Fish & Wildlife Enhancement Fund promotes and funds projects that conserve & enhance Manitoba's wildlife populations and recreational fisheries. More...
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...
Efforts to exclude adult common carp to restore vegetation in Delta Marsh continued this spring. Tens of thousands of common carp were denied entry into the marsh and by midsummer submerged vegetation has shown significant improvement.
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.
Report on public comments
Report on public comments on the proposed changes to trapping policy in Manitoba's provincial parks and other Crown lands with recreational developments.
Interim Trapping Restrictions Continue in Provincial Parks
Interim restrictions on trapping in provincial parks will continue for the 2015/16 trapping season.
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...
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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Winnipeg MB R3J 3W3
- 2017 Resident Big Game and Landowner Elk Draw (Amendment)
- Fisheries and Wildlife Enhancement Fund
- Whiteshell Game Bird Refuge Boundary Changes
- Orphaned Black Bear Cubs
- Information on
Spring Bear Hunt
Big Game Draw
Species At Risk
- Hunter Questionnaires
- Big Game Aerial Surveys
- Five-year Report on the Status of Wildlife
- Wildlife Management Area