Black, grizzly and polar bears live in the NWT. Bears normally avoid contact with people. But any wild animal that is cornered, threatened or wounded will attack. The best bear safety method is prevention.
Unplanned bear encounters can be expected when people and bears occupy the same land. The result of these encounters often results in the bear being destroyed
ENR encourages everyone to remember they are in bear country in the NWT. Remember to follow basic bear safety precautions.
Report all bear sightings in or around your community to your local ENR office.