In September 2023, we will commence another bear non-invasive genetic sampling, employing the methods and best practices developed in the LIFE DINALP BEAR project. This year’s census brings a simplified sampling design, incorporating a novel method for collecting non-invasive genetic samples. All potential sample collectors are invited to watch this concise and informative video on how to collect the samples
The sample collection process is scheduled to begin on September 1, 2023. The project is funded by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Spatial Planning and involves a partnership of Slovenian Forest Service, Hunting Association of Slovenia, DivjaLabs, and the Biotechnical Faculty at the University of Ljubljana.