Just in time for hunting seasons across Ontario,
Conservation Officers (CO) now have been given a long awaited tool that will
make the job of protecting Ontario’s natural resources much more effective. On
Ontario Conservation Officers have been asking for just such
a TIPS line for many years. With only about 200 Conservation Officers to patrol
the wilds of a huge province, it has been very clear to them that they need
information from the people of
The Ontario Conservation Officers Association (OCOA) wants to congratulate and thank our Minister David Ramsay and senior managers in the MNR for making this TIPS line a reality. It is going to assist Conservation Officers to catch and deal more effectively with more resource abusers.
It is very important to note that the TIPS line is of no help at all if the public does not call. So the OCOA is asking the public to continue to be involved in protecting our natural resources by keeping a lookout for illegal activity, collecting the information about it and then calling our TIPS line at 1-877-TIPS-MNR. Please keep the number handy whenever you venture out into our beautiful forests, lakes and streams. It is a Conservation Officers’ job to protect your natural resources, but it is everyone’s responsibility.
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OCOA Vice President