Humane Solutions is owned, operated, and staffed by environmentalists, biologists and sustainability enthusiasts.

Leadership Team

Joe Abercrombie
Joe AbercrombiePresident & Founder
Joe Abercrombie founded Humane Solutions following a decade-long career in the wildlife control industry. Coupled with his extensive skillset, Joe’s passion for environmental conservation has inspired his innovative and unique strategies towards animal control.

Joe specializes in residential pest and urban predator control and takes a keen interest in various research studies, including live-capture and collaring projects. At the commercial level, Joe has designed and implemented comprehensive wildlife damage control programs for various businesses and institutions across Vancouver.

Joe is currently working towards a degree in Environmental Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. He intends to pursue a Master’s degree in public policy in order to increase global uptake of responsible, sustainable and humane solutions to conflicts with wildlife, using Humane Solutions as his primary catalyst.

Emma Harris
Emma HarrisHead of Scientific Development & Academic Relations
You will be hard-pressed to find a more impressive resume in the wildlife industry. Emma discovered her passion for wildlife, animal welfare and animal research ethics in her home country of South Africa. Following several successful ventures in sustainability, Emma earned a Master’s of Science in Environmental Science from the University of South Africa in 2016. Emma’s research has been published by international journals, and she continues to be invited to present at global conferences.

Emma’s background attests to her diverse skillset and tireless focus. Shortly after moving to Vancouver in 2018, Emma joined the Humane Solutions team to oversee research and academic relationships. We are also proud to call Emma the Director of our Avian Division, a role well suited to her interests. Passionate about humane urban wildlife interaction, Emma strives to bridge the widening gap between people, animals and nature. We are excited to have Emma representing Humane Solutions as she continues making her impact in nature conservancy, animal welfare and urban ecology.

Operations Team

Our internationally experienced crews are qualified field technicians equally skilled in specialized pest and wildlife control services as they are practical and competent in providing permanent solutions.

In addition to wildlife ecological understanding, our teams draw on diverse skill sets which range from environmental sustainability to aerospace mechanics!

Our services are environmentally conscious and so are our fuel efficient vehicles.

A pest control and wildlife management team would not be complete without a trained hazing and tracking expert – meet Pie, the Australian kelpie.

Temporary & Sub-Contractors.

We have a number of part-time team members that help with bigger projects and busy seasons, and for some services we bring in our trusted sub-contractors. All services overseen by Humane Solutions will be carried out to the standard our clients have come to expect, regardless of the team members and companies involved.

Expert Partners Agree

“We write in support of Joe Abercrombie and Humane Solutions, who assisted us to trap coyotes, who was, in turn, a core contributor to the Edmonton Urban Coyote Project. Joseph played a lead role in the humane capture and handling of 29 live coyotes between 2009 and 2013 to support the project, which addressed movement behavior, habitat selection, diet, disease spread, and conflict behavior in urban coyotes. The ultimate goals of our research were to identify sources of human-coyote conflict as a means of increasing coexistence between people and urban wildlife and to reduce the need to for lethal management of coyotes in Edmonton and other jurisdictions.

Throughout his time with the project, Joseph exhibited exceptional capability and judgment amid challenging conditions and intense public scrutiny. Thanks to the professionalism Joe exemplified, the project enjoyed an elevated level of public interest and support. In total, we captured 37 coyotes without a single coyote mortality, severe injury, or negative public incident. Throughout the years we worked together, Joseph was consistently enthusiastic, affable, reliable, and extremely hard working. His expertise and effort contributed directly to our research products, which include publications in the peer-reviewed journals Proceedings of Royal Society, Ecography and Behavioral Ecology.

We enthusiastically recommend Joseph as a professional, capable, and humane provider of solutions for the diverse challenges associated with human-wildlife conflict.”

The Edmonton Urban Coyote Project