On Thursday, 31th May, we hosted a group of German foresters in Slovenian Karst region. Our colleague from the Regional unit Sežana of Slovenian Forest Service presented the characteristics of Karst forests, management practices, prevention of conflicts with bears and other large carnivores, and hunting experiences in the aforementioned area. Our team presented project actions related to the prevention of damage cases caused by large carnivores and promotion of coexistence.
After that, we went to the field and visited a farmer, who uses high electrical fences and two livestock guardian dogs to protect his sheep. Besides the proper use of high electric fences, we also get acquainted with farmer’s practical experience with protecting his property. In addition to the knowledge- and good practices transfer, we got an insight into the problematics that German foresters are facing during their work.