Polar bear sightings in Southern Labrador

polar_bear570  ONTARIO MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Just days after a rare polar bear sighting on Fogo Island, Newfoundland last week, a 2 February 2016 warning was issued after multiple polar bear sightings in Labrador:

“Polar bears have been reported in at least four communities in southern Labrador, and the Forestry and Agrifoods Agency is warning residents to be cautious.

The bears have been seen in Charlottetown, Black Tickle, Norman Bay and the Wunderstrands area.

According to a news release from the provincial government, conservation officers are watching the animals’ movements.”

CBC also carried virtually the same the story here.  Maps showing the location of these communities below.

Below: Southern Labrador coast, with Black Tickle (marked), showing Charlottetown and Cartwright (Wunderstrands is across the bay from Cartwright); Norman Bay is just north of Charlottetown (see detailed map of the southern Labrador area in enlargeable pdf format here).

Black-tickle-map-Labrador 2016

 

 

 

 

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