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Welcome to the Center for Human-Wildlife Conflict Resolution's web site. This site is designed to help Virginia residents and municipal leaders identify potential sources of assistance when confronted with problematic wild animal concerns.

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Many of the links that make up this site are not based in Virginia. It is important to make sure that any suggested control recommendations are compatible with Virginia Law.

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Use the links located along the left margin of each page to navigate the site. These links will take you to the specified page regardless of where you select that link from.

Home- will return you to this opening page

Species- a list of wildlife species with a history of potential human-wildlife conflict that are common to Virginia. Select any species to learn about:

  • how to correctly identify the species,
  • the life history of the species.( i.e., what they eat, where they live),
  • the laws and regulations that protect or guide the management of that species in Virginia and across the nation,
  • the management options available to reduce conflicts with that species, and
  • potential transmissible diseases of concern to humans associated with that species.
Laws- a selected listing of state and federal laws relevant to wildlife in Virginia.

Resources- a comprehensive list of web links used in this web site.

Diseases- an overview of transmissible diseases of potential concern to humans from birds, mammals, and reptiles.

Management- a quick resource of management options for each problematic species.

Who to Call- a listing of agencies and private businesses in Virginia that can help with your problematic wild animal concerns.