Due to numerous social-economic questions, the conservation of large carnivores is a demanding process, which is not under the natural sciences domain only. Likewise, the conservation of brown bear depends largely on human acceptance. Low tolerance represents one of the major threats to brown bear conservation.
In efforts to decrease the frequency of damage cases on human property and other conflicts with large carnivores, establishing clear and respectful communication with numerous livestock owners, beekeepers, municipalities and local communities was of key importance. Our collaboration is based on mutual trust and motivation to search for, test and implement new measures.
From our side, we contributed with our readiness for constant contact with the users, regular availability on mobile phone, advice on correct handling of protection measures and personal visits for help and checks of the correct use on the field. We believe that high percentage of damage decrease in case of those users, which we established a collaborative relationship with, was not a consequence of technological solutions only, but also that of correct and regular use of equipment, trustful relationship and constant information exchange. Positive effects of such cooperation are shown on many levels, not only on much wanted results of property protection. We share mutual efforts in reaching our common goals and common belief that improving the human-bear coexistence is possible.