Conflict mitigation is one of the main activities in LIFE DINALP BEAR project. Within the Action C.2 it is therefore predicted to donate protection equipment to several livestock breeders and beekeepers in the hot spot areas. For this purpose we use high electric fences which are proven technique for reduction of bear damages. Together with beekeepers and livestock owners we are setting the electric fences around livestock and beehives. In 2015 Slovenia Forest Service donated 17 sets of electric fences (of 40 planed for distribution in Slovenia) to most vulnerable beekeepers (11 sets) and livestock breeders (6 sets). Since the donation of electric fences none of the receivers experienced bear attack.
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