We have prepared the Guidelines for responsible non-consumptive use of bears in tourism with the aim to introduce the concept of the non-consumptive use of bears in tourism and to provide a unique and safe experience of bears in nature, in a way that has as little impact on them as possible.
The guidelines cover nature conservation, hunting and tourism legal aspects important for implementation of bear tourism activities, general guidelines for non-consumptive products, as well as specific recommendations for the three tourism modules developed within the project : i . ) Bear watching, focusing on bear watching from the hide, ii . ) Bear trail, focusing on experiencing bear habitat and iii . ) Coexistence, aimed at promoting the connection between humans and nature and improving coexistence with large carnivores.