Please help us prevent human/bear conflict by reporting all bear sightings and bear incidents to the 24 hour toll free Conservation Officer Hotline on 1-877-952-RAPP (7277).
All bear sightings reported to the RAPP line will be sent to a Bear Aware representative who will post it on our blog, Facebook Page, Twitter Feed, local paper and radio reports to alert other community members and ensure that our community remains safe and our bears stay wild.
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this information. It is valuable data that helps record the movements and numbers of local bear populations, enabling us to better protect the public and ultimately prevent the needless destruction of bears.
Why report a sighting?
✔ Local Bear Aware reps monitor the movements and numbers of local bears and direct our public education initiatives to frequently-visited areas
✔ Reminds other trail users that they need to take precautions like carrying bear spray and making noise to avoid a surprise encounter.
✘ Reporting a bear in your neighbourhood does not mean it will get shot – it means a Bear Aware coordinator can speak to residents, remove attractants and stop the bear developing a garbage habit.
What to expect when you call the Conservation Service with a bear sighting.