Preparations for autumn non-invasive sampling of bears in Slovenia is in full swing. In the past two weeks we delivered a number of presentations on the project and action C.5 during which we’ll be estimating bear population size in Slovenia and Croatia. Besides presentations, attendees received genetic sampling kits that contain vials for samples, instructions for collecting and all that is needed to return the samples (see picture). We would like to thank all the participants for their warm welcome, patience and willingness to participate in autumn sampling action.