In December 2015, we finished with a very successful collection of genetic materials in the area of regular presence of brown bears in Slovenia and Croatia. This spring (2016), we will intensify our efforts of sampling in areas where bears regularly occur on their way from the Dinaric Mountains to the Alps. Sampling will be carried out in the subalpine and alpine area, and the activities will include mostly hunters. Activities of sampling will continue until the end of 2018. At the same time, the genetic sampling will be conducted in the territory of the Italian and Austrian Alps.