Fig 1. Willingness-to-travel (kms) by positive (green) and negative (grey) respondents towards large carnivores in Poland and Norway. It indicates the distance they would be willing to travel to visit a forest with a large carnivore species or to avoid it. Pie charts indicate the share of the two classes of respondents for each country.

Wild forests with large carnivores are more attractive

In a crowded planet, the feeling of wildness is becoming more important for human recreation. A new study shows that two-thirds of the potential forest visitors in Poland (68%) and Norway (66%) preferred old natural forests inhabited by large carnivores. 

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Berry expedition in the Tatras in 2022

This is the fourth field season of the long-term study on bilberry germination and survival from animal faeces in Tatra National Park, where bilberry seems to be a crucial food for numerous species. In 2018, we started marking brown bear and mesocarnivore scats and bird droppings contaning bilberry seeds. Since then, […]

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Examining testicular histology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia (Photo credit: Dr. Jumpei Tomiyasu)

AnthroBear project collaborators meeting in Zagreb

While collecting the samples during spring season 2022, we used the opportunity to meet with our collaborators from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Zagreb. We have consulted the samples of testes collected within the frames of previous project with veterinary pathologists, and dr. Ghulam Nabi had an […]

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The project on Ukrainian bears goes on

Teresa Berezowska-Cnota from our team together with Svitlana Kudrenko from the Frankfurt Zoological Society have been awarded the Research and Conservation Grant, funded by the International Association for Bear Research and Management, for the second time! The project’s goal is to conduct the first systematic genetic monitoring of brown […]

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