Open positions

The Institute of Nature Conservation in Krakow, Polish Academy of Sciences, invites applications for two research assistant positions within the project “The ecology of human-wildlife conflicts: disentagling the drivers of brown bear (Ursus arctos) damages at the biogeographical, population and individual level”. More information here or at the website  www.iop.krakow.pl.

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Bear damages in the Ukrainian Carpathians

Among the countries of the Carpathian Mountains range, Ukraine is the only one without a compensation system for brown bear damages. This has partly led to a limited knowledge on the extent of human-bear conflicts in the Ukrainian Carpathians. Thanks to the “Experience and Exchange” IBA Grant and the hospitality and […]

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Oasis in the forest

Water is a precious resource for animals, especially during hot weather. Brown bears are especially sensitive to heat and often rest during the warmest hours. They also love to take baths. Beaver lakes seem to be an attractive swimming pool. We recorded such bathing trips to beaver lakes during field inspections of the GPS-locations […]

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Have you observed bears mating? Observations wanted!

The breeding season in brown bears is defined as the period when copulations occur and courtship and breeding behavior are observed. The mating season of the brown bear lasts for approximately 2.5 months, from late spring to early summer. Bears in Europe usually mate between mid-May and early July. […]

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Bears at the Science Festival

Next Wednesday it will start the XIII Science Festival in Krakow, devoted this year to the “Faces of the water”. It is the first time that the Institute of Nature Conservation IOP PAN participates in this event. The second day of the festival (16 may), bears will have a special booth where […]

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