Proposed changes in methods for brown bear monitoring available

The Institute of Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences has proposed to introduce changes in the methods for brown bear monitoring. The monitoring of species and natural habitats in Poland is conducted within the frames of National Environmental Monitoring. Our proposal is now available […]

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The return of bears to the lowlands?

Brown bears in Europe are mostly confined to mountainous areas. The recent records of a brown bear with the help of phototraps in Bialowieza Forest (june 2019 and april 2020) have raised important questions about the potential return of bears to the European lowlands. A recently published paper in […]

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Bears (and we) need more forests

The new EU Biodiversity Strategy plans to increase the quantity, quality and resilience of European Union’s forests. However, the actions proposed are too simplistic. Read more at the letter in Science “Misguided forest action in EU Biodiversity Strategy” by Nuria Selva and Coauthors. You can also watch the video prepared by […]

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Bears in Tatra rest from people

We highly recommend an article about the new research conducted by our team together with colleagues from the Tatra National Park during restrictions on access to forests and protected areas, introduced due to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic. Tomasz Zwijacz-Kozica and Agnieszka Sergiel, responsible for the physiological laboratory at the IOP PAS, […]

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