ACTION A.1 – Analysis of the damage cases and bear intervention group interventions, preparation of guidelines for intervention group protocols
Public attitudes towards bears highly depend on the presence of problematic bears and number of damage cases. Reducing human-bear conflicts will effectively improve public attitudes. To improve the dealing with conflict cases we will analyse past experiences (1) of bear intervention group interventions, and (2) make a spatial analysis of human-bear conflicts in the project area and evaluate effects of various factors that may influence the amount of damages.
Predicting potential conflict hot-spots is important in order to prepare effective prevention plans. Additionally, best practice guidelines for bear intervention groups will be written, resulting in a common protocol. A common protocol for members of Bear Intervention Group will improve data comparison and monitoring of temporal dynamics of human-bear conflicts, which importantly affects bear management decisions. Guidelines for actions recommended for different situations will enable more transparent and effective work of Bear Intervention Groups, as well as increase group’s credibility in the public.
As a result of the analyses we also produced maps showing density and hot-spots of different types of damages caused by bears in Slovenia.
Latest A.1 actions:
Within the project Action A.1 we prepared common Guidelines for bear intervention groups (BIG). They include the protocol with recommendations [...]
Between October 20 and 22 workshops for the preparation of guidelines for population level management and intervention group protocols, and [...]
Between September 21 and 24 workshops for the bear intervention groups (BIG) took place in Lika area, Croatia. In total more [...]
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