More than 200 bears culled in 2022

Slovenia has one the largest brown bear populations in Europe and it is not uncommon to spot one walking in the woods or even in settled areas. Like the wolf and the lynx, the brown bear is a protected species, but the population is managed by culling. Last year, 206 bears were culled.

Management of bear and wolf populations has been raising controversy in the country for years. Farmers complain about the damage caused by the animals while animal rights and environmental organisations campaign against culling and often take legal action to prevent it.

Last year the...

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