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Natural Resources
Environment and Conservation
April 3, 2012

Public Advisory: Polar Bear Sightings Common in Coastal Labrador

Residents of Labrador’s coastal communities are advised to be vigilant given that polar bears are active at this time of the year and may be commonly sighted along the Labrador coast.

Like any wild animal, polar bears can be unpredictable. Conservation officers with the Department of Natural Resources monitor the movement of these animals and caution people to not approach a polar bear.

If anyone encounters a polar bear, they should:

Anyone sighting a polar bear in these areas is asked to contact the Cartwright Forest Management office at 709-938-7362; the Port Hope Simpson office at 709-960-0400, or the Red Bay office at 709-920-2004.

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Media contacts:

Heather Maclean
Director of Communications
Department of Natural Resources
709-729-5282, 697-4137
Melony O’Neill
Director of Communications
Department of Environment and Conservation
709-729-2575, 689-0928

2012 04 03             4:00 p.m.

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