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20.8.2015. Young bear building up fat reserves for winter.

Wild beast or cuddly toy? Threatened, or threatening us? The thought of bears may often scare us, but how much do we actually know about Europe's largest land-based carnivore? The aims of The BEARS Project are to increase understanding of bears and to improve coexistence for people and bears in Slovakia. More ...

05-2013: Bear in Mind conference in Holland
04-2013: Great start to our 15th bear watching season
03-2013: Successful testing of bear-proof bin
10-2012: Bear-proof bin in Sásovská Valley, BB
10-2012: SWS donates bear spray to the Tatras
09-2012: Tracking weekend with "Cybertracker"
08-2012: Bear occurrence in the Small Carpathians
06-2012: Expert seminar under auspices of Ministry
06-2012: Monitoring bears in Malá Fatre NP
05-2012: International Day for Biological Diversity
11-2011: Talk: "Reducing Conflicts with Bears"
10-2011: Two more expert workshops organised
08-2011: Slovak bin in Yellowstone National Park!
07-2011: First HD workshop on bear issues a success
06-2011: Monitoring bears in Malá Fatra NP
03-2011: Bears now active in several mountain ranges
02-2011: Important changes in management announced
01-2011: "White Wilderness" wolf and lynx tracking
09-2010: "Bears and beers" in Horný Smokovec!
08-2010: 3rd year of the Tatra bears festival
07-2010: Expanded library of scientific publications
06-2010: Monitoring bears in Malá Fatra NP
03-2010: New exhibition opens in Prievidza
03-2010: Reintroductions study tour June 2010
02-2010: We are featured in BBC Wildlife Magazine
01-2010: White Dog Fund: sharing responsibility
11-2009: Exciting volunteer opportunities for 2010
08-2009: Volunteer opportunity, "Bear Days" event
07-2009: Bear encounter: from conference to reality!
06-2009: Ecovolunteer opportunities this summer
04-2009: 2009 competition results announced
02-2009: 2009 art and literature competition launched
11-2008: Event "Among the Bears and Wolves"
10-2008: Anti-predator electric fencing
08-2008: Bear spray now available in Slovakia
08-2008: "Bear Days" in the Tatras, 30th-31st August
06-2008: 2008 competition results announced
06-2008: True tale: "Every meeting is different"
05-2008: Competition: "Sheep Whole and Wolf Full!"
04-2008: Bear and wolf watching offer
04-2008: Installation of first bear-proof bin complete
04-2008: "Meeting the Bear" during "Forest Days"
03-2008: New section on research methods
02-2008: Large carnivores seminar in Bratislava
02-2008: Teaching materials available to download
02-2008: True tales: "Banquet at the bear's place"
02-2008: Continuing to secure refuse in 2008
12-2007: Fencing off refuse containers in Harmanec
11-2007: Financial support for securing refuse
11-2007: Offer for university students
11-2007: Mapping large carnivores in Poľana
11-2007: Refuse and bears in Demänovská Valley
10-2007: How to avoid problems with bears
10-2007: New section on encounters and attacks
10-2007: Results presented at expert conference
10-2007: We have improved our bear-proof bin design
09-2007: "Meeting the Bear" in Rajecká Lesná
08-2007: Summer camp "In the Land of the Bear"
07-2007: Bear spray used successfully in Slovakia
07-2007: Gallery - bears in Slovakia, summer 2007
06-2007: Census of bears in Malá Fatra NP
06-2007: "Meeting the Bear" at Carpathian Festival
06-2007: 2007 competition results
05-2007: Bear-proof bin tested successfully
04-2007: Willow "bear den" for kindergarten kids
03-2007: First non-invasive genetic study in Slovakia
03-2007: Lastest seminar "In the Tracks of Predators"
03-2007: First radio-telemetry results from Slovakia
03-2007: Video clips from Slovakia and Alaska
02-2007: New photographs from Alaska, summer 2006
01-2007: Photographs from Slovakia and Finland
01-2007: Article on hibernation in bears
01-2007: 2007 art and literature competition launched
10-2006: Travelling photo exhibition on the road again
10-2006: Publication on problem bears
10-2006: Bears in the vicinity of Liptovský Hrádok
07-2006: Summer camp 2006 "In the Land of Bears"
05-2006: Photo-gallery opened
04-2006: Slovak version of safety film completed


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