All samples collected and compiled within the project reached their destinations

During the past July, and in spite of the COVID-19 restrictions, we made certain advances with the BearHealth project. The last shipment of brown bear sera and full blood samples (for serological and PCR tests) and some hair samples (for analysis of metals) reached Croatia and our collaborators. The samples of bear blood and sera, hair, bones, as well as of bear food items are under analyses in Poland, Canada, Germany and Spain, respectively. The pandemic has caused some delays in almost every aspect of the project but after our successful recent trip to Croatia, we hope all will be finished on time. We are expecting most of the results of the last analyses to arrive in September.