We have prepared the fourth issue of the project bulletin “LIFE with bears”. In the fourth year of the project, we have concluded some of the most important analyses that offer expert and scientific basis in the decision-making process regarding long-term brown bear management and conservation.

Here we summarize the results of bear counting with non-invasive genetic sampling, population dynamic reconstruction for the last 20 years, habitat suitability estimates for Alps and Dinaric Mountains and habitat connectivity issues, and the outcomes of an experiment about bear use of artificial feeding sites. We are also part of the process for establishing a legal framework for sustainable bear-watching in ecotourism. And you will find many more news inside.

We kindly invite you to read.