In October we started with setting up the first bear-proof compost bins in the field. With this measure we are trying to reduce the frequency of bears approaching human settlements. Within the chosen hot-spots in Slovenia, the Community of Sodražica is the first area, where we started with the distribution of compost bins. We gave priority to residents, who had problems with visits of bears in 2016. In these activities we collaborate closely with the Community of Sodražica and together we also organized a press conference at the beginning of the distribution of bear-proof compost bins.