Getting Started with WARP
The Wildlife Alert Reporting Program keeps you up-to-date with wildlife encounter data as it is entered by the BC Conservation Officer Service and the general public.
Creating an account:
Enter https://warp.wildsafebc.com/warp/ into your browser window's address bar (or click the highlighted link).
The terms of service will pop up. Read this paragraph and click "I Agree" to proceed. You will be directed to the main page of WARP.
Go to the top right-hand corner of page and click on Hello, Guest User. A drop-down menu will appear with login options.
Choose to either Register using Facebook or Register using Email.
Register via Email:
Enter your first name, last name, and e-mail address. Next, choose a username and password.
An activation link will then be sent to the email you registered with.
Check your email inbox, and be sure to check your junk mail or spam mail folder if the email doesn’t show up. Follow the link in the email and your account will be active.
Register via Facebook (if you registered using email you do not have to complete this step):
Choosing this option will lead you to be prompted to log into your Facebook account.
Now that your account is active, you can start signing up for some alerts.
Signing up for alerts:
Click on the drop-down menu in the top right-hand corner of the WARP browser page.
Click My Alert Locations to add a location. This allows you to enter a location of interest, such as your home or work address. WARP will notify you by email whenever a wildlife encounter that occurs within your selected radius around your alert address is entered.
Click the Add button to create a location profile.
When the Add Location window pops up, input all of the following information:
- Location Name
Make sure that the box captioned "This is my default location for adding new encounters" is checked.
Hit Save at the bottom of the dialog box.
Setting Query Filters and Options
Adjusting your query filters allows you to specify which locations, species, attractants, and date range you wish to view on the map.
GREEN - Adjust the time frame to show whichever data range you desire. This filter selects the past two weeks as the default period.
YELLOW - Change the City/Locality to a location or multiple locations of your choice. Leave this filter blank to show all of BC.
RED - Change the Species that you are interested in checking out. Leave blank to include all species.
BLUE - Change the attractants noted in the encounter, the encounter type, the reported outcome and the group or agency from which the report was generated. Leave these fields blank to include all.
You're good to go!
You will now receive alerts via email whenever an encounter is reported within the radius of your chosen alert locations. You can check out the WARP map at any time to make sure you're prepared and aware of any potential wildlife activity in your neighborhood.