After the IBA conference in Ljubljana in September 2018, several bear experts from USA joined us in the field. We made several trips into bear habitat and we visited several artificial feeding sites for bear to introduce them this practice in Slovenia. Two days were dedicated to bear-watching eco-tourism, including a meeting with local representatives from Lož valley. We exchanged our experience with bear-related eco-tourism from the two continents and visited several sites, where bear-watching tourism is practised in the surrounding forests.