In April, we took part at GREEN & OUTDOOR SLOVENIA Tradeshow, which was attended by numerous tourism experts and agents from all over the world. We presented guidelines for responsible brown bear tourism. Importance of preventing habituation and other measures that reduce impacts of tourism activities on bears were emphasized. We explained the Bear friendly label concept and showed various ways of maximizing benefits for local communities and integrating the coexistence story into large carnivore related tourism products. Discover Dinarics portal was presented as a platform to promote best practice examples of large carnivore tourism programs, offered by various agencies that follow the guidelines for responsible tourism and are willing to allocate part of the funds from tourism to nature conservation NGOs

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