California’s wild animals are falling victim to unnecessary conflict and even death for a surprising reason – increasing access to human food and garbage. The problem seems to get worse every year, as California’s human population continues to grow and expand into wildlife habitat.
The Keep Me Wild campaign was launched by the California Department of Fish and Game in 2003 to address the growing conflicts between black bears
and people. Today the campaign provides tips for keeping deer
, mountain lions
and wild turkeys
away from your home, and advice
on what to do if you encounter one of these wild animals. Information also provided for kit fox
and wild pig
You Can Help
Many people do not realize the harm in feeding wildlife. You can help spread the word by printing the educational materials
on this Web site and giving them to friends, neighbors, and anyone else who shares the habitat with wildlife. For larger quantities:
- email a request to email@example.com, or
- call the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, (916) 322-8911.
Contact Keep Me Wild