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Wildlife Branch


Wild Animals of Manitoba

Manitoba is home to a rich and diverse variety of wildlife species.  The Wildlife Act and The Endangered Species Act designate a number of those species as “wild animals” in the province to further protect and maintain sustainable populations of wildlife.

These two provincial acts do not include all wild animals indigenous to Manitoba.  For example, migratory birds (such as ducks, geese, herons) are listed under the federal Migratory Birds Convention Act and Environment Canada should be contacted for more information.

Manitoba Conservation endeavours to assist people with wildlife-related problems where possible, but only for wildlife which is designated under these two provincial acts.  For other species, such as skunks, woodchucks, etc, the landowner or property owner may have to address the problem themselves.