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Check Out This Bear Sightings Map Now That Hibernation Season Is Ending

Bear Sightings Map

Photo: British Columbia Conservation Foundation

Hibernation season is slowly coming to an end in BC and there’s a bear sightings map at your disposal to visit online.

Created by the British Columbia Conservation Foundation, the Wildlife Alert Reporting Program (WARP) is a map that shows where and how likely you are to see a bear.

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WARP was developed to “enable the public to view reports of wildlife in British Columbia.”

Bear Sightings Map
Photo: British Columbia Conservation Foundation

In addition to bears, lynx, moose, deer, elk, coyote, bobcat, and cougar locations are also tracked on this map.


Bear Sightings Map

Filters and options you can choose include:

  • Start date
  • End date
  • City/locality
  • Species
  • Attractants
  • Encounter type
  • Outcome
  • Group/agency

The public can also create their own account and enter their own reports online, but they will not be sent to the Conservation Officer Service.

Reports of dangerous wildlife in an urban setting or reports of wildlife in conflict should always be reported to the COS 24 hour hotline at 1-877-952-7277. Likewise, you can also call this number for Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP).


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