ACTION A.6 – Elaboration of Common guidelines for population-level brown bear management and management plans for Slovenia and Croatia

This action addresses one of the major identified threats, the “management fragmentation”. It is a very important action that is designed to provide the foundation for the change of the management paradigm from national or regional management to the management at the level of the population.

Management documents in all countries lack adequate international perspective, which hinders improvement of operational bear management at the population level.

The first goal of this action is to prepare Common Guidelines for Population-level Brown Bear Management agreed among all international partners of this project from Slovenia, Croatia, Italy and Austria. Guidelines will provide the basis for population-level management of Northern Dinaric brown bear population, with considerable attention awarded also to the management of the alpine population and its connection to the bears in the Dinaric Mountains.

The second important step of this action will be the elaboration and adoption of revised Management plans for the brown bear in Slovenia and Croatia as operational documents for future management in the core parts of the project area. The main goal is to specify as obligations the principles for tight collaboration in management and conservation of the species in both national management plans. This will be done in accordance with the Common Guidelines, and will provide unified monitoring, common procedures of intervention groups, common provisions about compensation systems, and finally also common agreements on yearly interventions in the population.

Guidelines for Common Management of Brown Bear in the Alpine and Northern Dinaric Region

Management plan for brown bear (Ursus arctos L.) in Croatia, Zageb 2019

Latest A.6 actions:

First workshop for the revision of the Brown Bear Management Plan in Croatia

On 11th July 2018, 1st LIFE DINALP BEAR workshop for the revision of the Brown Bear Management Plan in Croatia [...]

Revising Slovenian brown bear management strategy is continuing

After conducting several workshops with many stakeholders for the revision of strategic documents for management of brown bear in Slovenia, [...]

Another meeting among Slovenian stakeholders

The fourth meeting with stakeholders in the process of developing a new Strategy for brown bear management in Slovenia was [...]

Stakeholders for Slovenian brown bear management strategy met again

In Ljubljana, during the process of developing new Strategy of brown bear management in Slovenia, stakeholders have met for the [...]

Common guidelines for population-level management of brown bear issued

Common guidelines for brown bear management on a population level are now ready. We consider them an important achievement, as [...]

Stakeholders have gathered in Slovenia

Slovenian LIFE DINALP BEAR team organized a workshop with many stakeholders invited to discuss and shape the revision of strategic [...]