Polar Bear Warning Issued for Fogo Island

The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources has received a report of a polar bear near the community of Tilting on Fogo lsland.

Conservation officers have been in communication with local RCMP who are currently monitoring the bear’s movement.

The public are strongly encouraged to remain at a safe distance to avoid encounters with polar bears.

Keep pets inside or under close supervision, travel in groups when outdoors if possible, and never approach a fresh kill or carcass.

Always adhere to the proper storage, collection and disposal of garbage to avoid attracting bears into communities and yards.

Under no circumstances should residents approach a polar bear.