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Welcome to Coast Wildlife

Thank you for your interest in conserving wildlife and wildlife habitat on the Sunshine Coast!  Please explore our web site to learn more about our research and stewardship activities, discover local species and habitats, and most importantly, find out how you can help maintain our precious natural heritage. We are currently updating our website so you may discover missing links or pages under construction.  Please be patient with us.

Volunteer Program

Even babies can help monitor wildlife!  Join our volunteer program and help us assess populations of local wildlife… read more

Landowner Stewardship Program

Watching wildlife is a delight!  Help to sustain populations of local species by joining our landowner program… read more

Wildlife Stewardship on the Sunshine Coast

2012 Project News

Turtle Nesting Season Has Arrived!
June 2012
It is nesting season for our Western Painted Turtles.    Observing a nesting turtle is not only an unforgettable experience, it is also essential to understanding and conserving this imperilled species. We are working hard to locate and understand nesting habitat use, but we can only be in one place at a time! So we need your help to locate turtle nests. If you see a turtle on land, wandering, digging or crossing a road, please contact us, or report your turtle sighting online.  

Watch for Baby TurtlesApril 2012

Hatchling emergence season has arrived!  April and May is the time of year to watch for baby Western Painted Turtles emerging from their underground nests.  Each tiny hatchling is the size of a loonie! Please help us monitor nesting success.  If you see a turtle baby please contact us, or report your turtle sighting online.


 

Wildlife Project Supported by Cottage Life Magazine
March 2012
The Wildlife Project is delighted to have been chosen as one of two recipients of the 2012 Cottage Life Magazine Environment Grants. Funds from Cottage Life will be used to help build new turtle nesting beaches and create and distribute landowner stewardship guides to help educate cottagers about how they can help conserve endangered Western Painted Turtles


Wildlife Presentation in Pender Harbour, February 21, 2012
February 2012 
Project Leader, Dr. Michelle Evelyn, will be giving a free public presentation on Tuesday February 21 at the Pender Harbour Wildlife Society meeting and AGM. Please join us at the Pender Harbour High School at 7:30PM to learn all about threatened and endangered frogs, toads, snakes and turtles on the Sunshine Coast. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.


Wildlife Project Supported by Canadian Wildlife Federation
January 2012
The Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project is thrilled to be chosen as a recipient of a grant from Canadian Wildlife Federation Endangered Species Fund. CWF funds will used to purchase nest monitoring and radio telemetry equipment for our research to facilitate the recovery of endangered Western Painted Turtles.


Wildlife Presentation in Sechelt, January 6, 2012
January 2012
Project Leader, Dr. Michelle Evelyn, will be giving a free public presentation on Friday, January 6 at the Sunshine Coast Natural History Society meeting. Please join us at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre at 7:30PM to learn all about threatened and endangered species on the Sunshine Coast. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Thank You to our Amazing Partners!

Cogrossi Family

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The Cogrossi family, owners of the Ruby Lake Resort have spent years enhancing their property for all sorts of wildlife.  By working with the Wildlife Project to create new turtle nesting habitat, they have increased turtle nesting success and dramatically reduced road mortality on Highway 101 at Ruby Lake Lagoon.

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