During the December 2015 technical obstacles (i.e. razor wire fence) were placed along the Slovenian side of the border with Croatia as a safety precaution due to the migrant crisis. In the LIFE DINALP BEAR project team we are deeply concerned that the technical obstacle along the Slovenian-Croatian border will cause disruption of normal wildlife behaviour (disturbed migration) and may threaten the viability of populations of large carnivores, including brown bear. Moreover, they will jeopardize the objectives of the LIFE DINALP BEAR project. In response we therefore wrote a statement, which you can find here.
Photo: Martin Lindič, Miha Krofel