How to behave in areas with brown bears (Ursus arctos)


How to behave and minimize the risk of encountering a bear

The summer hiking season starts soon and there can be  the questions and the concerns  what to do and how to protect yourself when you encounter a bear on a hike will undoubtedly arise. 

When planning to visit hiking destination and sites where brown bears are likely to be found, it's important to follow a few safety guidelines.

Tourists and visitors of Štrbské Pleso can find a summary of the most important guidelines and advice on the website of the Brown Bear Strike Team.

Important contacts in the event of a brown bear emergency:

  • 112 a 158
  • Response Team North: +421 903 201 978 


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